A little work on the part of our friends would be especially acceptable just now when we are passing through our usual “summer drought.” Speak to your friends about our Papers, urge them to subscribe, and send us promptly their names and their money.
In the recent death of Lieutenant-General R. H. Anderson at Beaufort, South Carolina, a gallant soldier, a high-toned gentleman and a true patriot has joined the long line of illustrious comrades, who have “crossed over the river” before him. As illustrating an important part of his career, we propose beginning in our next number the publication of his military diary for the period in 1864, during which he commanded the old First corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Thus one by one our leaders are passing away. Who shall be next?
Our advertisements should attract the special attention of all interested in the matters of which they treat. We can fully vouch for each one of our advertisers, and can recommend them all the more confidently because most of them were true Confederate soldiers.
Our Correspondents will please excuse any recent delay in answering their letters. Besides the fact that our correspondence is always very heavy, and sometimes accumulates beyond our ability to attend to it promptly, the Secretary has been sorely afflicted in the loss of two of his children within two weeks of each other, and has been incapacitated for his usual work.
Major H. B. Mcclellan, the gallant and accomplished gentleman who rode with Stuart and Hampton as Assistant Adjutant-General of the cavalry corps, Army of Northern Virginia, is so widely known that we doubt not the mistake in spelling his name, inadvertently made by the printer in the advertisement of his excellent school, was generally detected.