Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Gidson Welles” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1862., [Electronic resource]:
...country, and especially for this last success of our arms.
Let the congratulations to yourself and your command be also extended to the officers and soldiers who co-operated with you. [Signed] Gidson Welles . Secretary of the Navy.
St. Louis, April 9.
--General Pope's official report says:
"The canal cut across the peninsula at New Madrid, through which the steamers and several ba...
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