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.
Apl 23, 1862
By Telegraph from N Orleans 23, 1862
To Col Thos Jordan
Gen Duncan telegraphs Gen Lovell for T. Jackson April 23d 8.15 am. Heavy & continued bombardment all night & still progressing no further casualties excepting 2 men slightly wounded God is certainly protecting us we are still cheerful have an abiding faith ultimate success are making repairs as we can best guns still good working order health troops good Generally better spirits than in more quiet times so much for discipline from 20 to 25. “”” thirteen inch shells have been fired by the enemy
Citation: Unknown author, partial telegram to Thomas Jordan. New Orleans; 23 April 1862. AMs 1168/11