Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Secretary Welles” in chapter 3 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ad to employ all their faculties to feed them.
One of the acts of the new Secretary of the Navy was to recommend a reorganization of the service to increase its efficiency.
In December, 1861, Mr. Secretary Welles recommended that the permanent organization of the line officers of the Navy should be as follows, adding three grades to the number then in existence:
Flag Officers to command Squadrons,
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