Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2:
The Western and interior States furnished few or no men for the navy.
Their young men went naturally into the military service, and every one counted to their military quotas.
Not so in Massachusetts and other New-England States, where a large number entered the navy.
The course pursued by the Government in refusing to allow credits for men in the navy bore with great hardship upon this Commo...
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