Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Caribbean Sea” in chapter 47 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...see each other's smoke.
This was at the time when the Sumter burned the Joseph Parke near the equator.
Commander Semmes heard of the presence of the Iroquois, Commander James S. Palmer, in the Caribbean Sea , soon after his arrival at Martinique, and made haste to get away from that place before he should be blockaded by the Federal steamer.
The Iroquois was superior in every respect to the Sumter, and...
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