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

...aptain Wise's energy and ability, and he was thoroughly appreciated by the head of the Department and by Assistant Secretary Fox. 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 ...

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