have just published the ‘"Life of James W. Jackson, of Alexandria,
"’ who slayed the Yankee Colonel Elisworth
upon his removal of the Confederate
flag from the roof of the Marshall House
, kept by Jackson
He was immediately afterwards killed by the Yankee
soldiers who attended their Colonel
when he ascended to the top of the House
He is properly styled the first martyr in the cause of independence.
This history of his life has received the approval of Henry W. Thomas
, First Auditor
, who was a brother-in-law of the lamented hero.
He says that the author has ‘"portrayed graphically and truthfully the many stirring incidents in his truly wonderful career."’ The book is published for the benefit of the Jackson
We have received from Messrs. West
& Johnston a small volume entitled, ‘"Manual of Arms for Heavy Infantry, with Loadings and Firings,
"’ issued from the press of Evans
A work appropriate to the times, and, no doubt, useful.