Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative:
...lso the tendency, common to strong-willed men, to stick to an appointment, even when an obvious mistake.
He once said of an officer of foreign birth, He is the best field officer who ever went from Massachusetts .
There being rumors of insubordination and inefficiency in regard to this officer, Governor Andrew was asked, a month or so later, if he still held to the same opinion.
I will go further now, he ...
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