Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain M. F. Maury, Ll. D.” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2.:

...mbition, recording the truth. The first idea of using torpedoes on the Confederate side, originated I believe with the Hon. S. R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy, and he directed the distinguished Captain M. F. Maury, Ll. D. , to make experiments with a view to their general employment if practicable. I was selected as his immediate assistant. His work commenced in the spring of 1862, and continued for a few month...

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