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.
Dated Drewry’s Bluff 26 1864
Received at Chester 27 1864
To Genl G. T. Beauregard
5 P.M. Your telegram of the 26th has been rec’d. The Flag Officer is absent on duty. Immediately on his return tonight your dispatch will be laid before him.
R. W . Minor
Citation: R. W . Minor, telegram to G. T. Beauregard. Drewry’s Bluff, Va.;26 May 1864. AMs 1168/11