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SPECIAL STUDIES IN ITS HISTORY.
In accordance with sponsete MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY presents to its readers in the rament for sumthe initial number of the new volume XIV.— the introductory chapters tots series of
Consisting of seven belang v miming and intensely interesting papers on the events #beginning with the opening of bosalines and the irst great uprising throughout the land in 1851. Lieut.-General Charles P. Stone, late chief of the general staff of the Khedive in Egypt, who was Inspector-General of the District of Columbia at the time, writes a graphic and forcible sketch bf the codone të "Markosoton in Maris and April, 1861," presenting many fresh facts and modents of surpassing moment His paper is illustrated with the portaits of President Lincoin and several members of his Cabinet, and with copies of the Charleston. Mercury proclaiming the Dow or N IF THE UNION and the Virginia Ordinance of SECESSION, General Thomas Jordan, C.S.A, the well-known Confederate General, writes a readable, and crical paper on the "5 planings of the Civil War in America” from Southern standpoing fooding math that belongs to the truth of history, and, as he says, ch that will be found meaning counter to the present general opinion in the South as well the North and West." A second paper from the same distinguished pen will appear in August number of this Magazine, with pertinent illustrations.
General Meredith Read, the Autant-General of the State of New York in 1861, cocaributes an exceptionally mocable and stirring account of State military affairs at that period, with glimpses from behind the scenes, under the title of “Some Experiences and Inpusvas,” which throw a food té light upon many half-forgotten events of great importance the country at large. He was contribute a second valuable paper to the August Magatouching upon the organization of the New York arm of the Union Army.
Colonel Charles C. Jones, Jr., LL.D., C.S.A., Cinef of Artillery of the Confederate Deparment of Georgia and the Third Military District of South Carolina, the eminent Georgia cholar and historian, writes of the "Settare and Reduction of Fort Pulaski," an admirably condensed and interesting chapter in the early history of the struggle. The reader may anticipate farmer contributions from this accomplished author.
The March of the Seventh Regiment" and the Great Uprising in New York City in 1861, forms, as told by the Editor, a vivid picture of sights, scenes and events, which to the present generation will hardly seem among the possibilities. Striking illustrations of Fort Sunter on fire, from a photograph made at the time, and of the march of the Seventh Regiment down Broadway, from the original painting by Thomast Nast, together with portraits of two of the commanders of the regiment, will attract wide attention.
Brig.-General Egbert L. Viele writes a spirited account of “The Seventh Regiment at the Capital." and The Daylight Contingent." The Daylight was a small vessel chartered by friends of the Seventh Regiment in New York, and the "Contingent" was a detachment of two hundred members of the regiment led by General, then Captain, Vielé, of Col. Lefferts' staff, and was the first military body to open the passage and pass to the City of Washington by the Potomac River. The scene in the Hall of Representatives, while used by the Seventh Regient as a temporary" camping ground," is cleverly represented in a picture made from a otograph-and the entertaining article is further illustrated.
George Rutledge Gibson, the great-grandson of Edward Rutledge one of the signof the Declaration of Independence, contributes a strong and substantial article, of some ive or more pages, entitled "Wall Street in the Civil War," which is a carefully prepared and Comprehensive study of the financial aspects of the conflict.
The future numbers of the Magazine will contain each month from two to four ably