Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Alger” in chapter 10 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:

...st critical, and could be relieved only by a bold and radical change in our tactics; so I at once selected four sabre companies, two from the Second Michigan and two from the Second Iowa, and placing Captain Alger , of the former regiment, in command of them, I informed him that I expected of them the quick and desperate work that is usually imposed on a forlorn hope. To carry out the purpose now in view, ...

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