Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Governor Andrew” in chapter 1 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative:
...upon the community and say of this man or that He would make a good military officer.
Men did not know this in regard to themselves.
No man could feel humbler about this process of selection than Governor Andrew .
He said once, It seems very absurd that I, who am a man of peace and always hated soldiering, should be the man to choose.
these officers; but Providence has put this duty upon me, and I shall d...
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