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 is one of approximately 1000 military telegrams in the Rosenbach’s collection of papers from P.G.T. Beauregard.
Dated Selma Oct 21 1864
To G W Brent AAG
Beauregard’s HdQrs Jacksonville
Advise Capt B J Semmes that two trains will leave here on the 22nd with twelve hundred sacks of flour thirty thousand pounds hard bread Sixty five thousand pounds of bacon + fifty sack salt for him at Blue Mountain
Maj & C. S.
Citation: F. Mollay, telegram to G. T. Beauregard. Selma, Ala.; 21 October 1864. AMs 1168/11