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denced by men's hanging round the Capitol at Washington instead of being at their places in the field. As to the constant applications for brevets, see Palfrey's Bartlett, p. 157; Comte de Paris (translation), I, 22. Xi. The Naval service. Massachusetts, being a seaside State and long the nursery of the merchant service, was naturally among the leading States for the supply of seamen. At the outset of the war the legal maximum of the navy was 7,600 men. Of these there were on March 10, 1861, only 207 in all the ports and receiving ships on the Atlantic coast. Soley's The Blockade and the Cruisers, p. 19. In July, 1863, there were 34,000 men in the service, and when the war ended, 51,500. In the last months of the war a bounty of $1,010 was sometimes paid for a single seaman. Soley, p. 10. The official statistics show that of this vast addition to the numbers of the navy Massachusetts contributed a larger share than any State except New York; indeed, nearly 20,000, or