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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary Notices. (search)
its descriptions are very vivid and life-like; and that it is a valuable contribution to an inside view of the life of the private soldier in both armies. We do not hesitate to advise our friends to buy the book, and we predict for it a wide sale. As the authors cite Southern Historical Society papers as among the authorities they have consulted, it may not be gracious in us to say so, yet we feel impelled to add that military critics will not be impressed with their citation of either Lossing or Pollard as authority on any mooted point. After we have studied the book we propose to give, in a full review, our impressions of this first attempt to blend in authorship The Blue and the Gray. Meantime we wish our friends and brothers—the author—severy success in their venture. anecdotes of the civil war in the United States. By Brevet Major-General E. D. Townsend, late Adjutant-General United States Army (retired). New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1884 This is a very entertaining
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Is the, Eclectic history of the United States, written by Miss Thalheimer and published by Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., Cincinnati, a fit book to be used in our schools? (search)
hor here refers back to paragraph 484 for proof], and it seems perfectly clear that the book means to teach that secession leaders in the cabinet of Mr. Buchanan had stripped Northern arsenals to supply the South with arms, had scattered the navy in order to paralize the National Government, and had really brought it about that the South was better prepared for the war than the North. This is a favorite theory with Northern writers, it is fully brought out in such books as Greely, Draper, Lossing, Moore's Rebellion Record and Badeau, which the author advises our children to read, and we are not surprised that she adopts it. This theory is, of course, utterly untrue, and would seem to need no labored refutation; but if any one desires to go into the matter more fully, let him read the article on Confederate Ordnance, by the able and accomplished chief of the Department, General J. Gorgas, published in the January-February, ‘84, number of our Southern his-Torical Society papers, an