Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Joseph Yates” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19.:

...ublished in the Charleston Mercury of April 8th, 1862. Knowing that this extract, the first publication connecting Mr. Porter's name with the Merrimac, had appeared at an earlier date, I wrote to Colonel Joseph Yates , whom I had known as one of the gallant defenders of Charleston, and an accomplished artillerist, requesting him to ascertain the date of publication. He replied as follows: ten-mile Mill, S. C...
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