Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Alexander McKinley” in chapter 34 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
... knowledge and merit.
I was glad to show my appreciation of his great services by allowing him the honor to hoist the first American flag on the rebellious soil of South Carolina.
My secretary, Mr. Alexander McKinley , was by my side throughout the engagement, making memoranda under my direction.
He evinced the same cool bravery which he once before had an opportunity of showing under fire in a foreign land.
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