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

...s! As if the Department could wait while the enemy was thundering at its doors! But it is due to the Navy Department to state that it was not at all influenced by such a procrastinating policy. Mr. Welles while Secretary of the Navy received his share of abuse, and on no point was he more severely criticised than on his selection of the Monitor as the type of American iron-clads, for the principle did...
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