It is a most readable book, and at the same time it will make an admirable text-book of war for West Point or the Virginia Military Institute.
Distinguished Northern generals have expressed their opinion that it could be adopted with advantage at West Point if some parts, which, from their point of view, do not do full justice to the North, might be corrected by notes.
We would respectfully suggest to the translator that notes from some of our distinguished officers, as General Early and others, would be very valuable.
And we might venture to make a particular suggestion — a full note on the torpedo service of the Confederate States in Charleston harbor and elsewhere would be of permanent value.
Major Scheibert's book appeared in Germany at a most opportune time.
It was just after the issue of the work of the Comte de Paris from the press, with its one-sided view of the war and its tissue of singularly incorrect statements with regard to many of the most signal