Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Admiral Byng” in chapter 60 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...ho composed it, it would have been but courteous to them had the revising power yielded to their opinion, which was, without doubt, the result of their honest convictions. It has been conceded that Admiral Byng , of the British Navy, was unjustly shot, to satisfy public opinion. There was no necessity on this occasion for such an example. No man could know whether or not the affair at Corunna was an erro...
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