Where tall soldiers come from.
is prolific in tall men. The tallest men enlisted in the army of the late United States
, were from the State of Georgia
, where out of one hundred enlisted, thirty were six feet and over; while the shortest men were from New York, where only four out of one hundred were six feet. The tallest recruit from Georgia
was six feet six and half inches high — The tallest man from New York was six feet one inch and a half. The main height of the Georgians was five feet eight inches; that of the New Yorkers five feet six inches. The Southern and Western States produce the tallest men, and the Middle
and Eastern States the shortest.