March 10, 1865: Robert E. Lee to P. G. T. Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born general of the Confederate States Army. He had graduated second in his class from West Point in 1838 and was an admirer of Napoleon. He achieved fame early in the Civil War for commanding the Fort Sumter bombardment and as the victor of the first battle of Manassas. He later served in the Western Theater (including Shiloh and Corinth), Charleston, and the defense of Richmond, but his career was hampered by friction with Jefferson Davis and other generals.

This telegram is from The Telegraphic History of the Civil War; a compiled album of telegrams to Beauregard from Davis, Lee, Johnston and others.

Telegram 3-10-65 Lee to Beauregard 10 mp


Dispatched by Telegraph from Hd Quarters March 10 1865

To Gen GT Beauregard

Where is Gen Wyatt & what force has he – from what point was fourth corps said to be moving towards Chattanooga what force is there in Georgia which could be used to oppose enemy

R. E. Lee

34/1360 pd



Citation:Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), telegram to G.T. Beauregard. 10 March 1865. In The telegraphic history of the Civil War, 1861-1865. AMs 434/16

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