Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 39 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...thin a marine league of a neutral island.
Strange to say, most of the colonial authorities in various parts of the world were in sympathy with the Confederates and hostile to the war-vessels of the United States ; and, while giving aid and comfort to those quasi vessels-of-war, threw every obstacle in the way of Federal cruisers obtaining supplies of coal and provisions.
Not only that, the neutrals all thr...
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