Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Wilkes” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...cers, instead of waiting until a demand was made for a return of the prisoners with a sufficient apology. But if there were no mistakes made in the world there would be no work done. As soon as Captain Wilkes made his report to the Department, the Hon. Secretary of the Navy wrote him the following letter, which showed that Mr. Welles, if not sound in an international point of view, was sound in his dislik...

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