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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones),
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Book notices. Life of Alexander H. Stevens. By Richard Malcom Johnston and William Hard Browne. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. We are indebted to the publishers for a copy of this be
style of the work of this famous house.
The literary execution of the book is admirable.
Mr. Johnston has been for years an intimate friend of Mr. Stephens, and has had some peculiar advantages i he battle of First Manassas strangely adopts the Federal version that the battle was decided by Johnston's coming to Beauregard's help at a critical juncture of the battle, on the 21st of July, when, if he had consulted the official reports, he would have seen that General Johnston arrived with the bulk of his force the day before, and that the only troops from Johnston's army who arrived during tJohnston's army who arrived during the battle were three regiments under Kirby Smith and Elzey.
General Taylor's criticisms of men and measures are trenchant, sharp and decided, and there will be, of course, difference of opinion as