Statistics for occurrence #1 of “J. E. Mcfarland” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...eport of the transaction, to facilitate which a copy is herewith enclosed,
We have the honor to be,
Your obedient servants, John Slidell, J. M. Mason, George Eustis, J. E. Mcfarland . Captain Charles Wilkes, Commanding U. S. S. San Jacinto,
This is no doubt a strict version of the affair, and is corroborated by Captain Wilkes' report.
Captain Wilkes, when he parted comp...
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