Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 47 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...he United States, with which States, as your Excellency is aware, the Confederate States, which I have the honor to represent, are at war, and the cargo would appear to belong also to citizens of the United States , who have shipped it on consignment to a house in Puerto Cabello.
Should any claim, however, be given for the cargo, or any part of it, the question of ownership can only be decided by the prize-...
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