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Book notices. Books sent the society from time to time will be briefly noticed in our Monthly. We have recently received the following: From Dr. H. T. Barnard, clerk in the War Department, sixteen volumes of Reports of the Secretary of war, from 1865 to 1875. While not as valuable as the reports of the Secretary during the years of the war (a full set of which we are anxious to secure), they are still very important additions to our collection, as they mark the military history of Reconstruction. Report of Major General J. G. Barnard, Colonel of engineers United States army, on the defences of Washington. This book is gotten up in beautiful style; illustrated with maps, plans of fortifications, &c., and gives a very interesting description of the origin, progress, and detailed history of the defences of Washington. There are, of course, some things in it which any intelligent Confederate will detect as mistakes, but it is evidently the work of an able soldier,