layne, the editor of the Richmond State:
We have several times had occasion to commend the work of this Society and the usefulness of its publications.
The issue of the papers for the month just passed is one of unusual variety, and is, as all its predecessors, of a positive value to the historian and to all interested in reaching the truth of our recent war between the States.
Particularly welcome are the reports of General Maury of the operations of his department — headquarters at Mobile — and of General R. L. Page touching the defence of Fort Morgan.
These papers are published for the first time, and fill an important gap in the story of the military life of the Confederacy.
Captain Park's diary continues its minute and lifelike descriptions, and Mr. McCarthy's Soldier life is, as all his sketches, faithful and sparkling.
The papers on the Fort Gregg defence help to throw light on affairs hitherto known but vaguely, and the memorial address on General Lee, confining itse