Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut” in chapter 52 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...t is known. Owing to failing health, Admiral Farragut declined accepting this command, and on the 22d of September the Secretary of the Navy wrote to Rear-Admiral Porter as follows: Sir-- Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut was assigned to the command of the North Atlantic squadron on the 5th instant; but the necessity of rest on the part of that distinguished officer renders it necessary that he should come immediately...
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