Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Welles” in chapter 51 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

... sea vessels of a character that could pursue these cruisers with effect; but, unfortunately, there were obstacles in the way which for a time impeded the progress of his plans. In the first place, Mr. Welles attached too much importance to the blockade of the Southern ports and listened too much to the clamors of commanders of squadrons for more vessels on their stations; for inferior-built steamers coul...

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