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 Dec 30 1864
By telegraph from Meridian to Col Brent
Following dispatches rec.d West Point Dec 29=Enemy moved yesterday evening direction Houston leaving their wounded forty in No and guns five or six Genl G Hobson badly wounded. No damage to railroad above Tupelo. Signed
A & JG
Citation:William Levy, telegram to George W. Brent. Meridian, Miss.; 30 December 1864. AMs 1168/11