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    P. G. T. BEAUREGARD AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO GENERAL J. E. JOHNSTON, 1861. Beauregard (1818-1893) was a Louisiana-born general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He was also an author, civil servant, politician, and inventor. Beauregard was the first prominent Confederate general. He commanded the defenses of Charleston, South Carolina, for the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, and three months later was the victor at the First Battle of Bull Run near Manassas, Virginia. Beauregard entered the Confederate Army as a brigadier general in March 1861, but was promoted on July 21 to be one of the eventual eight full generals in the Confederate Army; his date of rank made him the fifth most senior general. He recommended stationing strong forces to protect New Orleans, but was overruled by President Davis. Hence began the friction between Beauregard and Davis that would intensify as years progressed.

    P. G. T. Beauregard ALS "G. T. Beauregard". Two pages, 7.75" x 9.75". [In part] "Centreville, Va. Nov. 15th 1861. Dear General. I have just seen Major James who informed me that his resignation has been accepted & that he is now out of service. He is a great loss to me, at this time especially could not get him appointed via R. R. from Manassas & which I understand is still in a terrible State of confusion. He is willing, he tells me, to accept that position. He suggests that if ___ & other provisions that could be bought in that direction, were brought to Manassas by the Manassas Gap R. Road a double object...Should we ____ a moving rapidly to the assistance of the _____- batteries, could not be well to send there at once what to start first & find I believe that in a few days, with the balance of our force we could hold their place against any reasonable force of McClellan's Grand Army. Should we determine to do so... Yours Truly (Signed) G. T. Beauregard. "

    Condition: Very fine.


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