Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Thomas J. Durant” in chapter 36 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:

... succeeded in retaining his office, but for the fact that the President had been informed by General James B. Steadman and others placed to watch me that Wells was wholly unworthy. I appointed Mr. Thomas J. Durant as Wells's successor, but he declining, I then appointed Mr. Benjamin F. Flanders, who, after I had sent a staff-officer to forcibly eject Wells in case of necessity, took possession of the Governor'...
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