Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Capt. Motts” in article pos=56 of The Daily Dispatch: October 24, 1861., [Electronic resource]:

...ts possession, that the steamer Saranac is at San Francisco, undergoing repairs, and the report is therefore untrue that she was recently lost off the mouth of the Mississippi in a storm. Capt. Motts , of the New York battery, reports that while protecting the volunteers felling wood at Lewinsville, he saw distinctly a prominent rebel officer, but refrained from shooting him on a moment's reflecti...
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