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 P.G.T. Beauregard’s papers at the Rosenbach.
Received at Augusta March 9 1865 at 11 o’clock 40 minutes
By telegraph from Macon 6 to Col G.W. Brent
Maj. Dameron chief P.S. Miss reports two million one hundred thousand rations of pork sent to mobile by order of Lt Genl. Taylor to aid the chief C.S. of Alabama in subsisting Garrison at Mobile no supplies on hand Please forward copy to Commissary Genl.
Citation:L. Mollon, telegram to George W. Brent. Macon, Ga.; 9 March 1865. AMs 1168/11