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seniority thus established had an important and not always a favorable bearing on the position of Massachusetts in the war. The senior officer of the three, Gen. John A. Dix, had in early life served for sixteen years in the regular army and had risen to the rank of captain, but General Banks and General Butler had had only the s eight thousand men. This is the spirit of a true officer; this the training of a real soldier. The absence of this training was the great obstacle against which Dix, Banks and Butler had to contend; Dix less than the others, because he had gone through an early military education, though with more than thirty years of civil lifDix less than the others, because he had gone through an early military education, though with more than thirty years of civil life intervening, and also because he was not called upon to command an army corps. All three were men of distinguished ability; all showed this quality wherever mere personal energy and organizing talent were needed. All were, for instance, successful rulers of cities, even in war time,—Dix at New York, Banks at Washington and Butl