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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 37 37 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 9 9 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 7 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 4 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 4 4 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 3 3 Browse Search
Caroline E. Whitcomb, History of the Second Massachusetts Battery of Light Artillery (Nims' Battery): 1861-1865, compiled from records of the Rebellion, official reports, diaries and rosters 3 3 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 2 2 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 2 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
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of the highest character, a college graduate and the son of a clergyman, whose promotion was resisted by some of his superior officers on the express ground that, although he was an excellent first sergeant, yet a man once in the ranks should remain there. He afterwards rose by successive appointments to be captain in his own regiment. The writer has reason to think that this was one of the cases which led Governor Andrew to the strong attitude he took upon the subject in his letter of Nov. 1, 1861 (Adjutant-General's report, January, 1862, p. 72). Over brevet appointments Governor Andrew had of course no control, though he sometimes gave suggestions. These brevets were showered from the beginning of the war until long after its close, with a profusion that became an undoubted evil, and, being often the result of personal solicitation or lobbying, had much to do with that constant presence of military officers in Washington, which afforded much amusement to foreign visitors. T