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

...one civilian a colonelcy, that this person had wished for one before, and had behaved very well under disappointment. It is now known, on the other hand, that the present head of the American army, Major-General Miles , was set aside by Governor Andrew at the last moment as too young for the command of a company which he had raised at his own expense; although the governor of New York had afterwards the discernmen...

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