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

...art of Captain Wilkes, as might well be inferred from the incomplete statements of it that went up to the British Government, was undertaken as a simple, legal and customary belligerent proceeding by Captain Wilkes , to arrest and capture a neutral vessel engaged in carrying contraband of war, for the use and benefit of the insurgents. The question between us is, whether this proceeding was authorized by, an...

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