Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 40 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...e commissioners appointed for this purpose were Messrs. Thompson, of Mississippi, Holcombe, of Virginia, and Clay, of Alabama, who were to proceed to a convenient spot on the northern frontier of the United States , and to use whatever political opportunities the military events of the war might disclose.
The commissioners succeeded in running the blockade from Wilmington, and reached Canada, only to find tha...
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