Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1 of General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War:
...e people confirmed that choice by an overwhelming vote.
The passage of that ordinance, in secret session on the 17th of April, was not known in Washington, where, as Quartermaster-General of the United States Army, I was then stationed, until the 19th.
I believed, like most others, that the division of the country would be permanent; and that, apart from any right of secession, the revolution begun was ...
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