--From Messrs. West
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
; Uniform; Military Maxims of Napoleon I.; health hints for volunteers, &c. Jackson
. 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
: 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
of Military and Civil Engineering, & c, United States Military Academy Richmond
: West & Johnston
Volunteer's Hand Book,
'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
. Printed at Raleigh
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
: West & Johnston
, Publishers; C. H. Wynne
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.