Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Americans” in article 7 of The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...as an army.
Mr. Davis saw the mischief long ago, and, by special act of Congress of the Confederate States at Montgomery, he seized the power of appointing officers.
It is hard to teach Americans discipline.--Their regular army has been for the most part composed of Germans and Irish.
The people are averse to obedience in principle.
Yesterday evening, as I was riding through Georgetown, I...
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