Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Preston” in chapter 34 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...volunteered to serve on your staff, and never failed to give me most valuable assistance.
Nor must I fail to bear witness to the gallant bearing and striking coolness of your young flag-lieutenant, Mr. Preston .
I thank you, sir, in the name of the officers and men of your flag-ship, for the example you gave us.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant, C. R. P. Rodgers, ...
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