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 telegram is from The Telegraphic History of the Civil War; a compiled album of telegrams to Beauregard from Davis, Lee, Johnston and others.
Dec 22 1864
By telegraph from mobile 22 to Col Geo Wm Brent AAG
A considerable force of infantry has been landed near Pascagoula under command of Genl Gordon Granger. please try & get some clothing from Capt Gillespie Blankets are very much needed if they cannot be procured try & send [osnaburgs?] to make comforts out of.
D. H. Maury
Maj. Genl Cmdg
Citation: Dabney Herndon Maury, telegram to George W. Brent. Mobile, 22 December 1864. AMs 434/16