Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2:
...esented in a greater degree by men of foreign birth than were Massachusetts and the other New-England States.
This was all fair enough and proper enough, and could not have been otherwise.
Again, Massachusetts had, in proportion to its population, a larger percentage of women and other non-combatants than any other State in the Union.
By the census of 1865 the females exceed in numbers the male populatio...
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