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"First year of the War." by Edward a Pollard.

--This work has been placed upon our table by the publishers, West & Johnston. Mr. Pollard is already well known to the public as the author of the ‘"Black Diamond" ’ and other works. The present work is written in the peculiarly animated and racy style of the author, and will command an extensive sale. Mr. P. is understood to have enjoyed unusual facilities for collecting information, and he appears to have made the best use of them. The book appears to be written with a candor and impartiality the more commendable that they were hardly to have been expected under the circumstances. As far as we can judge, the narrative is strictly truthful.

We wish to point out a couple of errors. Gen. Edward Johnson is not of Georgia, but of Virginia. He is a native of Chesterfield, and is a large property holder in this city, which is his home when not on duty. The Captain of the Virginia artillery company taken at Fort Donelson was John H. Guy, of this city, not Gray, as stated in the text.

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