The sons of the South struck her many heavy blows.
Farragut, of Tennessee, rose, as a reward of merit, to the highest rank in the Federal navy.
A large number of his associates were from the South.
In the Federal army there were of Southern blood and lineage Generals Thomas, Sykes, Reno, Newton, J. J Reynolds, Canby, Ord, Brannan, William Nelson, Crittenden, Blair, R. W. Johnson, T. J. Wood, N. B. Buford, Terrill, Graham, Davidson, Cooke, Alexander, Getty, French, Fremont, Pope, Hunter.
Some of these doubtless served the South better by the side they took; most of them were fine, and some superb, officers.
Moreover, the South had three hundred thousand of her sons in the Federal army in subordinate capacities.
According to a printed statement dated at the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, November 9th, 1880, the slave-holding States furnished troops to the Union army as follows: Delaware, 12,284; Maryland, 46,638; West Virginia, 32,068; District of Columbia, 16