Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.56 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...e South and holding commissions in the Confederate States Navy, of a government whose belligerent rights were acknowledged by the kingdoms of the earth—commissions as valid as those held in the United States Navy.
The Confederate States had, as I said, no naval vessels and none or very few that could be converted into cruisers.
They had, however, a fine, loyal, able and true personnel, composed of ...
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