Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Erastus Corning” in chapter 32 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...sson's invention, and the government would only authorize the construction of the first Monitor on a guarantee that she should prove a success in battle, John A. Griswold, Bushnell and Winslow.
and Erastus Corning , came forward to the inventor's assistance, and it was mainly due to the capital furnished by these gentlemen that the Monitor was ready in time to meet the Merrimac.
It is thus seen that, although...
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