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Soldier life in the army of Northern Virginia. By Carlton McCarthy, Private Second Company Richmond Howitzers. With illustrations by W. L. Sheppard, Lieutenant Richmond Howitzers. It gives us great pleasure to announce the early appearance of this inside view of soldier life, written by the facile pen of “one of them,” and illustrated by an artist, who has won a world-wide reputation, and who brings to this work the enthusiasm of an eye witness and active participant in the scenes he will portray.

The following Table of Contents will give some idea of the interest and value of the book:

Chapter 1.--A Voice from the Ranks; 2. The Outfit Modified; 3. Romantic Ideas Dissipated; 4. On The March; 5. Cooking and Eating; 6. Comforts, Conveniences and Consolations; 7. Fun and Fury on the Field of Battle; 8. Improvised Infantry; 9. “Brave survivors” Homeward Bound; 10. Soldiers Transformed; 11. Camp Fires of the Boys in Gray; 12. The Battle Flag.

With such material, written up in Mr. McCarthy's graphic style, and illustrated by Sheppard's inimitable pencil, we predict that the book will be one of varied interest, and that it will command a wide sale. It will be sold for $1.50 per copy — payable on the delivery of the book — and as it will be sold by subscription, we advise our readers to send their orders at once to the publishers — C. McCarthy & Co., 916 Main Street, Richmond, Va.

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