Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hampton Roads” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...rsion of the affair, and is corroborated by Captain Wilkes' report.
Captain Wilkes, when he parted company with the Trent, made the best of his way to Boston.
Why he did not go into New York or Hampton Roads , where he could have communicated at once with the Government, is unexplained, but the information of the capture was kept from the Department four days longer than it should have been.
When it w...
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