Mr. A. Morris
has published a handsome map of the Confederate States
It is for sale at his bookstore.
The same publisher has laid upon our table "A Manual of Infantry and Rifle Tactics, with Honors paid by the Troops.
Inspections, Reviews, &c., arranged and compiled by Lieut. Col. W. H. Richardson
, graduate and formerly Assistant Instructor of Tactics, Virginia Military Institute," one vol., 18mo; 360 pages.
A Morris. Publisher.
As our neighbor of the Whig
says, this seems to be just the book for the times, and one that every man connected with the army should possess.
Most of the works on tactics that we have seen heretofore appear to embrace too much, or else too little, to meet the necessities of the soldier; for, in the first case, the volume assumes such inconvenient and ponderous dimensions as to render it a burden to carry, as well as troublesome to examine; and, in the latter, it is too brief to be of much practical utility.
, the compiler, seems to have hit upon the happy medium between these two extremes, and has produced a work which, while it is handy, is at the same time sufficiently comprehensive.--Thus, for example, we find that he has given all that is necessary to be known in Hardee
, to which is added such additional matter contained in Major Gilham
's work as may be found valuable to the soldier — such as guards and guard-mounting, honors paid by the troops, duties of captains, companies' duties in camp, garrison, &c.; also, soldiers' rations, manner of cooking them, with many other useful suggestions connected with camp life — making altogether one of the most useful compilations that we have seen of the kind.