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New Publications.

Messrs. West & Johnston 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, Esq., First Auditor of Virginia, 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 family.

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 & Cogswell, Charleston. A work appropriate to the times, and, no doubt, useful.

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