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Military books.

--From Messrs. West & Johnston we have received the following military works, all of which are very convenient hand-books:

Southern Military Manual; containing all the Confederate military laws, articles of war, army regulations, field artillery; Mahan's Treatise on the effects of musketry and artillery, and the means of directing the fire so as to obtain the best results; Hardee's Manual of Arms, fully illustrated; Military Ordinances of Louisiana and Mississippi; Uniform; Military Maxims of Napoleon I.; health hints for volunteers, &c. Jackson, Miss. J. L. Power.--New Orleans: H. P. Lathrop. The typography very good.

School of the Guides, or the practical soldier, designed for the use of the militia of the Confederate States. Richmond: West &Johnston.

An Elementary Treatise on advanced guard, out-post and detachment service of troops, and the manner of posting and handling them in presence of an enemy, &c., & c. By D. H. Mahan, Professor of Military and Civil Engineering, & c, United States Military Academy Richmond: West & Johnston.

Volunteer's Hand Book, containing Hardee's Infantry Tactics, adapted to the use of the percussion musket in squad and company exercises, Manuel of arms for riflemen, &c., &c. This popular book is by the late Captain Lee, of this city, and has passed through two additions. Published by Messrs. West & Johnston. Printed at Raleigh by Strother & Marcon.

Skirmisher's Drill and Bayonet Exercise,(as now used in the French army,) with suggestions for the soldier in actual conflict. Compiled and translated by R. Milton Cary, Lieutenant Colonel Provisional Army of Virginia. Richmond: West & Johnston, Publishers; C. H. Wynne Printer.

These books are very well printed. They fully establish the capability of Southern publishers to put forth works which, for neatness and accuracy of typography, use inferior to none.

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