Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Milton Cogswell” in chapter 1 of John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army:
...and lieutenant up to the time of my dismissal; hence the duties of private were a little difficult, and I found it hard to avoid demerits; but with some help from our kind-hearted inspecting officer, Milton Cogswell ,—bless his memory!— I contrived to get off with 196 demerits in a possible 200 that last year.
In a mild way, McPherson was also a little under a cloud at that time.
He had been first...
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