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Literary notices.

The campaign of Chancellorsville. By Theodore A. Dodge, United States Army. Published by James R. Osgood & Co., Boston.

This is one of a series of papers read before the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, and gotten up in the admirable style for which the house of J. R. Osgood & Co., is famous.

Our friend, Colonel Wm. Allan (whose study of this compaign and general knowledge of all of the campaigns of Stonewall Jackson, on whose staff he served, peculiarly fit him for the task), is preparing us a full review of the book, which we had, hoped to have in time for this issue, and shall publish as soon as received.

We can only say now that we have read the book with deep interest and do not hesitate to pronounce it one of the ablest, fairest and most valuable books which we have seen. Colonel Dodge has carefully studied the official reports, &c., on both sides, has evidently tried to be fair and accurate, and has written in a spirit of candor and painstaking search after the truth, worthy of all praise. While not accepting all of his statements or conclusions, we congratulate him on writing a model history, and the Society on making a really valuable contribution to the history of the war. We advise our friends to send $3 to J. R. Osgood & Co., Boston, and secure a copy of this superb book.

The Peninsular campaign of General McClellan in 1862. Being volume I of the papers of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts. One volume, 8vo, with maps, $3. It contains: General McClellan's plans for the campaign of 1861, and the alleged Interferences of the Government with them, by John C. Ropes, Esq.; The siege of Yorktown, by Bvt. Brig.-Gen. John C. Palfrey, U. S. A.; The period which elapsed between the siege of Yorktown and the beginning of the seven-days battles, by Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Francis W. Palfrey, U. S. V.; The seven-days battles.--to Malvern Hill, by Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Francis W. Palfrey, U. S. V.; The battle of Malvern Hill, by Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Francis W. Palfrey, U. S. V.; Comments on the Peninsular campaign, by Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Charles A. Whittier, U. S. V.

Sent postpaid, on receipt of price, by the publishers, James R. Osgood & Co., Boston.

We are also indebted to the publishers for a copy of this beautifully gotten up book, which we have not yet found time to read, and a review of which we must reserve for the future.

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