Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commander Semmes” in chapter 47 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...ssel was approaching and Semmes had no time to parley. So the torch was applied to the beautiful bark Neapolitan, of Kingston, Massachusetts, and she with her valuable cargo was totally consumed. Commander Semmes ' justification, to use his own expressions, was that Gallant naval officers wearing Mr. Welles' shoulder-straps, and commanding Mr. Welles' slips, were capturing little coasting schooners laden with ...

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