Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Devens” in chapter 1 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative:

...of a possible war between the Northern and Southern States, It would not last six months; while, on the other hand, one of the best of the Massachusetts militia officers, who went out as adjutant of General Devens 's battalion at the very beginning, and afterwards entered the regular army, said, after the attack on Sumter, I would rather have England and France together upon us than this. Captain Goodhue was ...
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