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Memoirs of the war of the Southern Department. By Henry Lee. A new Edition with Revisions and a Biography of the Author. By R. E. Lee. New York: University Publishing Company. We are indebted to the publishers for this admirably gotten up edition of a standard work, which should be in every library. “Light horse Harry” wielded a graceful pen, and his story of the campaign in the Southern Department is one of deep interest. But the volume now possesses a greatly enhanced value by the addition of the brief biography of his father by General R. E. Lee. This is prepared with a skillful arrangement of material, a delicacy of feeling, and a real power of narration which at the same time charms the reader and deepens the general regret that the distinguished author was not spared to complete his own memoirs of the second war for independence, which the whole world would have read with intensest interest, and received as settling all statement of facts which it might have given.
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