Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hon. Gideon Welles” in chapter 137 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
... best proof of its prosperity.
The health of the squadron, I am happy to say, continues good.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Potter, Rear-Admiral. Hon. Gideon Welles , Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.
flag-ship Cricket, Mississippi Squadron, off Grand Ecore, Louisiana, April 14, 1864.
sir: I had the honor of reporting to you the movements of the squad...
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