Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Alger” in chapter 9 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:

...r some unaccountable reason, the War Department did not favor the appointment of regular officers to volunteer regiments, and I feared a disapproval at Washington. After a further consultation with Captain Alger and Lieutenant Walbridge, I determined to go to the General again and further present the case. Enlarging on my desire for active service with troops, and urging the utter lack of such opportunity ...
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