June 26, 1862: A. Gerard telegram to Thomas Jordan

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.

1168-11 1862-6-26


Tupelo, June 26th 1862

By telegraph from Okalona 26 1862

To Genl Thos. Jordan

Chf. of Staff

Mr. Shepard has shown me a letter from you to have him reinstated in the office of Provost Marshal. I will be much obliged to you to send me an order relieving Lieut. C. H. Luzenberg 13th Louisiana Vols  the present Provost Marshal from duty as such & authorizing me to keep him with me as Post adjutant.


A Gerard

Lt Col Commdg Post


Citation:A. Gerard, telegram to Thomas Jordan. Okolona, Miss.; 26 June 1862. AMs 1168/11

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