playfully to his guest, who the previous day had ridden with Jackson in his last great flank attack.
Major Scheibert remained six months in the Confederacy, gathering information by observation and otherwise of the operations of all the arms of our service.
On his return home in 1863, we have heard that he delivered a lecture on the military operations of the Confederate army with especial reference to the Army of Northern Virginia, before 800 Prussian officers-among them the Prince of Prussia and other generals of high rank-and that at the close of the lecture the assembled officers rose to their feet and gave three cheers for General Lee.
To fit himself for the preparation of his admirable work, Major Scheibert has added to his personal observations while in the Confederate States a profound study of the best Northern sources of information on the war. The motto of the author is sine ira et studio.
That he should have fallen into some errors is natural, especially from the