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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
s commissioners on munitions of war, exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1867. 8. Manual for Quatermasters and Commissaries. By Captain R. F. Hunter, U. S. A. 9. Osborn's Hand-book of the United States Navy, from April, 1861, to may, 1864. 10. Manual of military surgeons. By Dr. John Ordronaux. 11. The war in the United States. By Ferdinand Lecomte, Lieutenant-Colonel Swiss Confederation. 12. Our naval school and naval officers. Meade. 13. How to become a successful engineer. By Bernard Stuart. 14. The hand-book of artillery. By Major Joseph Roberts, United States Artillery. 15. Company drill and bayonet Fencing. By Colonel J. Monroe, United States Army. 16. General Todleben's History of the defence of Sebastopol. We regret that our space will not allow us at present to review each one of these books, which make a most valuable addition to a military library. General Barnard's books are very valuable for a study of the campaigns of which they treat — albeit there are
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, A charge with Prince Rupert. (search)
liers of Rupert's. I have seen them running up walls twenty feet high, said the engineer consulted by the frightened citizens of Dorchester; these defences of yours may possibly keep them out half an hour. Darlings of triumphant aristocracy, they are destined to meet with no foe that can match them, until they recoil at last before the plebeian pikes of the London train-bands. Nor can even Rupert's men claim to monopolize the courage of the King's party. The brilliant show-troop of Lord Bernard Stuart, comprising the young nobles having no separate command,--a troop which could afford to indulge in all the gorgeousness of dress, since their united incomes, Clarendon declares, would have exceeded those of the whole Puritan Parliament,--led, by their own desire, the triumphant charge at Edgehill, and threescore of their bodies were found piled on the spot where the Royal Standard was captured and rescued. Not less faithful were the Marquis of Newcastle's Lambs, who took their name f