Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.56 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
The conception of the judiciousness of such a special expedition came, I think, primarily from Lieutenants John Mercer Brooke and the late Robert R. Carter, two distinguished officers of the United States Navy, who, upon the secession of their native State, Virginia, had resigned and joined her cause.
Captain Brooke is now, and has been for years, a professor at the Virginia Military Institute at Le...
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