Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Secretary Welles” in chapter 32 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

... The Board of Admirals convened at the close of the civil war paid Captain Wise the high compliment of recommending his promotion to the grade of commodore, but owing to the wording of the law Mr. Secretary Welles did not feel himself authorized to recommend to the President to send Captain Wise's name to the Senate. Paymaster Horatio Bridge. Chief of the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing, also made his ma...
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