Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hon. Gideon Welles” in chapter 4, page 143 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...in the squadron for all kinds of express duty, and we are sadly in want of just such vessels.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Rear-Admiral Commanding W. G. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles , Secretary of the Navy, Washington.
U. S. S. Cowslip, August 6, 1864.
sir: I beg leave to make the following report to you in regard to the loss of the U. S. steamer Philippi:
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