Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 59 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...remities, fully realizing that the corvette was no match for the Wachusett.
That the capture of the Florida was a deliberate violation of the rights of neutrals no one can deny, and it placed the United States Government in a very awkward position.
It would have been much better for Commander Collins to have waited outside for the coming of the Florida, even at the risk of her escaping, than to have so g...
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