The Virginia campaign of 1864 and 1865; the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the James.
By A. A. Humph
Price, $100. Statistical records of the armies of the United
States. By Frederick Phisterer
Price, $100. New York: Charles.
We have received these books from the publishers through West
, of Richmond
, and we are also indebted to General Humphreys
for copies of his book.
Reserving for the future a full review of both, we can only say now that we are reading General Humphreys
's with great interest and pleasure, and while we shall have occasion to controvert some of his statements, we regard it as the work of an able soldier, very carefully prepared after a full study of all accessible material, and written in fine style and admirable spirit.
The contrast between the fairness with which General Humphreys
treats the men who fought against him, and the miserable partisan spirit shown by such writers as Doubleday
is very striking and pleasant.
‘Confederate annals,’ published by J. W. Cunningham
, 720 Chestnut street, St. Louis
, is the name of a new candidate for public favor, which we cheerfully place on our exchange list, and bid ‘God speed’ in its work.
It is a semi-monthly, published at $3 per annum.
We regret that we have not more space now than to cordially commend it to our friends everywhere as likely to prove a valuable co-worker in the vast unexplored mines of Confederate history.