Many a visitor to the Army at home and abroad has gone away with the impression that half the U.S.'s soldiers are from Texas. Getting down to figures last fortnight, Texas' Representative Wright Patman proved that while that was not true, Texas did have a higher percentage of volunteers than any other state.
From Texas' population of 6,414,824, the Army has enlisted 53,015. Its percentage: .826. Patman's list, furnished by the War Department, ranked the other state percentages thus:
Vermont .650% Ohio .401%
New Hampshire .634 Illinois .395
Rhode Island .631 Michigan .394