Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Secretary Welles” in chapter 3 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...le opportunity during the year 1861, except at Hatteras and Port Royal, for the Navy to exhibit the zeal, courage and ability which it manifested at a later period. Yet in his report for that year, Mr. Secretary Welles pays the highest tribute of praise to the officers and men of the service. The Honorable Secretary says:--To the patriotic officers of the Navy and the brave men who in various scenes of naval ac...
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