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

... No ill results followed the flaunting of the Stonewall's flag, and it was in some respects a very doubtful case. Three of the officers of the court, Vice-Admiral Farragut, Rear-Admiral Davis and Captain Melancton Smith , had had some rough experiences with iron-clad rams, and, under the circumstances, were, no doubt, disposed to judge leniently, and willing to allow the commander of the Niagara discretionary rights ...
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