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HIGH RANK ATTAINED BY
20TH MASSACHUSETTS OFFICER CORPS

"That [the Officer corps] constituted a body of men of exceptional ability and character is evident from the high rank attained in the service by so many, as appears from the following list:

Brevet Major General William F. Bartlett

Brevet Major General George N. Macy

Brevet Brigadier General William R. Lee

Brevet Brigadier General Francis W. Palfrey

Brevet Brigadier General Paul J. Revere

Brevet Brigadier General Charles L. Pierson

Brevet Brigadier General Charles A. Whittier

Brevet Brigadier General Caspar Crowninshield

Brevet Brigadier General Edwin N. Hallowell

Brevet Brigadier General Arthur R. Curtis

Brevet Brigadier General Henry L. Patten"

--- Preface to George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1906; reprint Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1988)
 

  


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