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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
rmidable works which were defended by a force much larger than his own little army. From Col. Wm. Allan, formerly chief of ordinance, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, we have received Chancellorsville, by Major Jed. Hotchkiss and Colonel Wm. Allan. This is a very able and valuable contribution to the history of the Virginia battle fields. The narrative is clear, accurate and vigorous, and the maps are in every respect admirable. The book is gotten up in the best style of D. Van Nostrand, New York, and should have a place in the library of every military student. The battle of Gettysburg. By Samuel P. Bates. Philadelphia: Davis & Co., 1875. We are indebted to the publishers for a copy of this book, which has received the highest enconiums of Northern Military critics, and may be accepted as a standard work on the Federal side. Colonel John P. Nicholson, of Philadelphia, pronounces it the fullest, fairest, and most accurate account of the great battle yet publis
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
ate side, and some portions of the volume before us smack of the bitter partisan rather than of the disinterested foreigner who is trying to mete out even-handed justice to both the blue and the gray. The author evidently sees through only the bluest of spectacles. Reserving the privilege of pointing out in a future number some of its most glaring mistakes, we will only add now that the book is gotton up by the publishers in excellent style and will doubtless have a large sale. D. Van Nostrand, New York, has put us under many obligations by presenting the library of the Society with the following sixteen volumes of his publications, gotten up in the admirable style for which this famous publisher of military books is noted: 1. The Peninsular campaign and its Antecedents. By General Barnard. 2. Report of the engineer and artillery operations of the army of the Potomac, from its organization to the close of the Peninsular campaign. By General J. G. Barnard and W. F. Barry