Statistics for occurrence #1 of “France” in chapter 60 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...termined to show that it was able to drive off the large frigates and other vessels before the Southern ports, and raise the blockade all along the coast.
Perhaps, had the vessels contracted for in France all got off together, and operated in concert, they might have created some confusion along the coast of the United States.
The Emperor had failed about that time in securing joint action with En...
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