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Southern Historical Society Papers.

Major Scheibert's Book.

[We are glad to be able to give our readers the following notice of Major Scheibert's book, by so competent a critic as Colonel C. S. Venable.]


Considérée au point de vue Militaire pour les Officiers de l'Armée Allemande,
Major au Corps Royal des Ingénieurs Prussieus,
Traduit de l'allemande par J. Bonnecque, Capitaine du 3rue regiment du gévie.

Such is the title of the French translation of Major Scheibert's excellent work, a copy of which has been presented to the Southern Historical Society by the author. Major Scheibert is well known to many of the officers of the Army of Northern Virginia, who met him during the campaigns of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg at General Lee's headquarters. He is a thoroughly trained officer of engineers, who was sent by the Prussian government to make a study of the late war through a close observation of the operations of the Confederate army, offensive and defensive. A man of splendid military education, genial, brave and warm-hearted, Major Scheibert won the good-will and golden opinion of all with whom he came in contact during his brief sojourn with the Army of Northern Virginia. He was received by General Lee with the utmost confidence and cordiality as guest at his headquarters at Chancellorsville and during the Gettysburg campaign, and thus had opportunity for close observation of the operations of the army, and also for sharing its dangers. The writer of this well remembers the pleasure which beamed from the genial face of the tall Pomeranian at Chancellorsville when General Lee, picking up a bullet which cut the sod in front of him and fell harmless at his