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Catalog Number 1917.042.00067-113
Date June 9, 1861-April 23, 1865
Scope & Content General P. G. T. Beauregard: Correspondence, June 9, 1861-April 23, 1865

Physical Appearance:The folder contains the following wartime correspondence and papers of General P. G. T. Beauregard:

1917.042.00067) June 9, 1861 - Statements of Philip D. Lipscomb and Robert T. Hove regarding a charge of seditious language and disloyalty to the Confederate States against Major William R. Snow, Attested by Aide de Camps John L. Preston and John L. Manning.

1917.042.00068) July 17, 1861 - By order of Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Pierre Gustave Toutant] Beauregard, A[lexander] R[obert] Chisolm, Aid de Camp, at Head Quarters Army of the Potomac, Manassas Junction, V[irgini]a - Orders for Capt[ain] Lay to unite his command and be ready to move. Signed by Chisolm.

1917.042.00069) February 28, [18]62 - Dispatch from [General] Braxton Bragg at Mobile, [Alabama] to Gen[era]l [Pierre Gustave Toutant] Beauregard - Sending cavalry units and guns with more heavy guns and supplies coming in from Pensacola. Countersigned at the bottom by Bearegard with pithy comment on the dispatch message.

1917.042.00070) March 4-26, 1862 - Notes by Beauregard on Generals [Earl] Van Dorn and A[lbert] S[idney] Johnston, locations from Jackson, Tennesee to Corinth, Mississippi.

1917.042.00071) March 8, 1862 - Letter from A[lexander] R[obert] Chisolm, A[id] D[e] C[amp], at Head Quarters Army of the Mississippi, Jackson, Tenn[essee], to Hon[orable] W[illia]m Porcher Miles, Richmond, V[irgini]a - directed by Beauregard, Chisolm send copies of three telegrams and comments on the "disorganized condition of the Army he found here." Signed by Chisolm.

1917.042.00072) March 9, 1862 - Letter from [General Pierre Gustave Toutant] Beauregard at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Army of the Mississippi, Jackson, Tenn[essee], to Major Gen[era]l L[eonidas] Polk, Humbolt, Tenn[essee] - Sends his Adj[utan]t Gen[era]l, Col[onel] Tho[ma]s Jordan to assist in reorganization.

1917.042.00073) March 16, 1862 - Jackson, Tenn[essee] - Surgeon's Certificate of opinion, stating that General [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard suffers from "Follicular Pharyngitis of a chronic character" and "absolutely requires a total cessation from the duties of command." Signed by R. L. Brodie, Surgeon P[rovisional] A[rmy of the] C[onfederate] S[tates], and Sam[ue]l Chaffin, P.A.C.S.

1917.042.00074) April 14, 1862 - [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g, at Head Quarters, Army of the Miss[issippi], Corinth, Mi[ssissippi], to Madame Arthur Thibault, New Orleans, [Louisiana] - "Copie" - text in French.

1917.042.00075) September 27, 1862 - Lardner Gibbon, Capt[ain], Ordnance Officer, at Asheville, Buncombe County, N[orth] Carolina, to Colonel J[osiah] Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, War Department, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Concerns a 'misunderstanding' over following orders and states that he will proceed to Charleston, [South Carolina]. Referred to the Adj[utan]t & Inspector Gen[era]l's Office and countersigned by J[osiah] Gorgas, Col[onel], [October 3, 1862]. "Referred to Gen[era]l [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, com[man]d[in]g, By command of Sec[retary] of War," countersigned by Jasper S. Whiting, Maj[or] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral].

1917.042.00076) November 8, 1862 - [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, Gen[era]l com[man]d[in]g, at Head Quarters Dept[artment] of S[outh] C[arolina] and G[eorgi]a, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina], to his Excellency, Gov[ernor] F[rancis] W. Pickens, Columbia, S[outh] C[arolina] - Concerns the tranferl of Colonel Cash's regiment to General Walker's command and organization of Negro laborers from the planters into companies of pioneers.

1917.042.00077) November 13, 1862 - [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g, at Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina and Georgia, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina], to Gen[era]l S[amuel] Cooper, Adj[utan]t & Inspector General, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Concerns the delays and costs of settlements of claims of soldiers' widows. (in Thomas Jordan's hand)

1917.042.00078) November 6, 1862 - [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, Gen[era]l com[man]d[in]g, at Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina and Georgia, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina], to S[amuel] Cooper, Adj[utan]t & Insp[ector] Gen[era]l, Richmond, [Virginia] - Concerns application for the appointment of more Engineers for this Department. (in Thomas Jordan's hand)

1917.042.00079) November 14, 1862 - [Pierre] G[ustave] T[ountant] B[eauregard] at Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina and Georgia, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina], to His Excellency Joseph E. Brown, Governor of the State of G[eorgi]a, [Milledgeville, Georgia] - Acknowledges receipt of the Governor's communication and thanks him for his "promised tender of . . . assistance and approval of measures which may be necessary . . . " Beauregard states that he will do as the Governor suggests. (in Thomas Jordan's hand)

1917.042.00080) November 15, 1862 - [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] B[eauregard] at [location not given] to S[amuel] Cooper, Adj[utan]t & Inspector Gen[era]l, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Suggests that the word "District" should have been used instead of the word "Department" in two Special Orders (No. 258, Par. III and No. 264, Par. X) from Cooper's Office in regards to Beauregard's command. (written in pencil)

1917.042.00081) February 20, 1864 - Jno. [John] M. Otey, [Lieutenant Colonel &] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at H[ead] Q[uarters] in the field, White Oaks, S[outh] C[arolina on the way to Charlotte, North Carolina], to Col[onel] [George W.] Brent, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Augusta, [Georgia] - Under Gen[era]l Beauregards' direction, "all troops and trains not this side of Augusta be stopped at that place, organized and turned over to Gen[era]l Hill. Generals Hill and S[tephen] D[ill] Lee will report to L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l Dick [Richard] Taylor until further orders. Beauregard further orders that the generals and troops move toward Charlotte or Greensboro, N[orth] C[arolina]. L[ieutenan]t Trenholm, who is delivering these instructions, will explain conditions this side of the Brevard River, give a copy of instructions he is delivering to Generals Stewart and Cheatham, and "give you all the news afraid to put on paper." (written in pencil)

1917.042.00082) April 16, 1864 - Head-Quarters, Department of S[outh] C[arolina], G[eorgi]a, and Fl[orid]a, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina] - A List of Districts and Subdistricts in the Department with Commander, if any.

1917.042.00083) April 25, [18]64 - Charlotte, [North Carolina] - By order of Maj[or] Gen[era]l [Joseph] Wheeler, an "officer in charge of saddles for the 12th Ala[bama] Cavalry will deliver one good saddle to General Ruggles" - Signed M. G. Hudson, 1st L[ieutenan]t & A[id] D[e] C[amp]. (written in pencil)

1917.042.00084) May 21, 1864 - [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard at Hancock's House [in front of Bermuda Hundred], V[irgini]a, to L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l D[aniel] H[arvey] Hill, Com[man]d[in]g Div[ision] on right wing - Relates that the divisions in the command have been reduced from three to two. Refers to the disagreement between President Davis and Hill, noting the command of the two divisions have been given to Generals Bradley R. Johnson and Robert Hoke. Entreats Hill to stay as a Volunteer Aide. (Copy)

1917.042.00085) June 5, [1864] - H. W. Feilden, [Assistant Adjutant General], Charleston, S[outh] Ca[rolina], to Gen[era]l [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outnant] Beauregard, Com[man]d[in]g Dep[artmen]t of N[orth] Ca[rolina] & S[outh] Ca[rolina] - Forwards copy of a letter to General Samuel Jone from the War Department, dissolving a board formed to report on Charleston and its defences. Gives conditions of troops and officers in general.

1917.042.00086) July 7, 1864 - H. W. Feilden, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina], to Gen[era]l [Pierre] G[ustave T[outant] Beauregard, V[irgini]a - Six pages containing a sketch of conditions and affairs in the Dept. of SC. GA, & FL.

1917.042.00087) July 13, 1864 - H. W. Feilden, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina], to General [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, Com[man]d[in]g Arm[y], Corp[s], &c. - Sends via his son, Henry Beauregard, copies of reports on operations on Morris Island for July-September and correspondence with Gen[era]l Q. A. Gillmore relative to the bombardment of Charleston. Also gives a brief description of "demonstrations" against the City and actions by the state of SC depriving them of Negro labor.

1917.042.00088) August 17, 1864 - L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] A[lexander] R[obert] Chisolm, A[id] D[e] C[amp], Richmond, V[irgini]a, to Gen[era]l [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard - Concerns a letter written by Beauregard to the Secretary of War [James A. Seddon]. Mentions a duel between Daniels of the "Examiner" and Elmore, Chief Treasurer, caused by Daniels' exposure of Elmore's gambling away government funds.

1917.042.00089) August 20, 1864 - L[ieutanan]t Col[onel] A[lexander] R[obert] Chisolm, A[id] D[e] C[amp], Richmond, [Virginia], to Gen[era]l [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard - Reports that Secretary of War [James A. Seddon] has forwarded Beauregard's letter to Gen[era]l Bragg. Relates that during confidential conversation, Seddon told Mr. [William Porcher?] Miles that he was surprised at Bragg's letter and observed that "Gen[era]l Bragg had an unfortunate habit of making difficulty with everyone . . ." Congratulated Beauregard upon his recent victory. (Copy)

1917.042.00090) August 22, 1864 - L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] A[lexander] R[obert] Chisolm, A[id] D[e] C[amp], Richmond, [Virginia], to Gen[era]l [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard - Contains information from Col[onel] Urquhart regarding Bragg's endorsement upon Beauregard's letter to the Secretary of War and referred to Bragg by the latter. "The terms were used as general but when isolated might lead to suppose that it was a reflection upon Gen[era]l Beauregard my senior, with whom my relations have been of the kindest both official &c &c." Also relates from Urquhart that Bragg saw the referral his letter to you as a conspiracy by the Secretary of War or some his Assistants to create trouble between you and him (Bragg). Marked "Confidential."

1917.042.00091) August 24, 1864 - [Brigadier General] Thomas Jordan, Richmond, V[irgini]a to General [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard - Contains Jordan's recollections of the circumstances surrounding Beauregard's leaving Centreville and assuming command under [General] A[lbert] S[idney] Johnston. 3 pp., very fragile. Signed by Jordan. Marked "Private."

1917.042.00092) December 14, 1864 - Jno. [John] W. Glenn, Capt[ain], Engineers, P[rovisional] C[onfederate] S[tates] A[rmy], at C[onfederate] S[tates] Engineers' Office, Macon, G[eorgi]a, to Maj[or] Gen[era]l H[owell] Cobb, Com[man]d[in]g &c. - Reports on inspection of C. S. Naval Rolling Mills, Columbus, G[eorgi]a and recommends that the mechanics now temporary field service be returned that the mills be completed. - Recommendation suggested approved and forwarded to L[ieutenant] Gen[era]l Hardee by order of Gen[era]l Beauregard, Signed by John M. Otey, AAG on December 28,1864. - Recommendation approved by order of L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l Hardee on December 28, 1864, Signed by H. W. Feilden, AAG.

1917.042.00093) December 18, 1864, 3 P.M. - George W[illia]m Brent, Col[onel] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Confederate States, Head-quarters Military Division of the West, Montgomery, [Alabama]. to General [Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard] - Reports on dispositions made during absence of Gen[era]l com[man]d[in]g and of wants of each Division. Also "desires, as soon as you return to these Head-quarters, and can spare me, to be relieved and assigned to other duty in this Dep[artmen]t." 7 pp. Signed by Brent.

1917.042.00094) February 11, 1865 - Jno. [John] M. Otey, Lieut[enant] Col[onel] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs [Military Division of the West], Columbia, S[outh] C[arolina], to Col[onel] Geo[rge] W[illia]m Brent, AAG, H[ea]dQ[uarter]s, Augusta, G[eorgi]a - Sends instructions from Beauregard for Maj[or] Gen[era]l [Daniel Harvey] Hill to send either Stewart's or Cheathams' Corps to Columbia, "as soon as practicable" Signed by Otey. (written in pencil)

1917.042.00095) February 12, 1865 - Jno. [John] M. Otey, L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at H[ea]d Qu[arte]rs, Mil[itary] Div[ision] of the West, Columbia, S[outh] C[arolina], to Col[onel] Geo[rge] W[illia]m Brent, Chief of Staff, Augusta, G[eorgi]a - Sends instructions from Beauregard for Cheatham's Corps to sent to Columbia immediately with Stewart's Corps to follow as soon as possible. Signed by Otey.

1917.042.00096) February 13, 1865, ~3:30 P.M. - George W[illia]m Brent, Col[onel] and A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] at Confederate States, Head-quarters Military Division of the West, Augusta, [Georgia], to General [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, commanding &c. &c., Columbia, S[outh] C[arolina] - Says that he has received the order for [Major] General [Daniel Harvey] Hill to send a corps to Columbia. Reports that Hill deems such action as presently "impracticable." Adds in a Post Scipt that he has since received the order to send Cheatham's Corps and that "Cheatham will move at once with five days cooked rations." Also notes that Maj[or] Gen[era]l Wheeler has left for Columbia. Intelligence says that the enemy "has occupied Orangeburg" and is "advancing in strong force . . ." 3 pp. Signed by Brent.

1917.042.00097) February 15, 1865 - George W[illia]m Brent, Col[onel] and A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l, at Head Q[uarte]rs Military Division of [the] West, Augusta, [Georgia], to General [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, Columbia, S[outh] C[arolina] - Reports that Cheatham's Corps and Palmer's Battalion of Artillery left that morning and that the larger part of Stewart's Corps has reached Augusta. States that Stewart's Corps will move on to Columbia as soon as it can put into a better condition. Part of the message is in code/cipher. Signed by Brent.

1917.042.00098) February 17, 1865 - Jno. [John] M. Otey, [Lieutenant Colonel &] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs, Mil[itary] Div[ision of the West], Columbia, S[outh] C[arolina], to Colonel George W[illia]m Brent, Chief of Staff, Augusta, G[eorgi]a - Informs Brent that they are retreating from Columbia toward Charlotte, N[orth] C[arolina] via Chesterville [South Carolina]. Sends orders from Beauregard that Cheatham's and Stewart's Corps be directed toward Charlotte by the shortest and most direct route(s). Send suggested routes. 3 pp. Signed by Otey.

1917.042.00099) February 18, 1865 - George W[illia]m Brent, Col[onel] and A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Head Quarters, Mil[itary] Div[ision] of the West, Augusta, G[eorgi]a, to General [Pierre] G[ustave]T[outant] Beauregard, Columbia, S[outh] C[arolina] - Sending a telegram from General [Richard] Taylor as to the enemy's movements his Dep[artmen]t. Notes that Starr's Battalion of Artillery has arrived and expects Johnson's daily. States that General Young will move his men toward Orangeburg to find the enemy's rear. Informs Beauregard that headquarters was moved from Montgomery [Alabama] to Macon [Georgia]. Notes that all of General Hood's staff has reached Augusta and that he (Brent) is sending the Chief Commissary, Major Moore, on to report to Beauregard. 2 pp. Signed by Brent.

1917.042.00100) February 22, 1865 - Jno. [John] M. Otey, [Lieutenant Colonel &] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] at Head Qu[arte]rs, Military Division of the West, Charlotte, N[orth] C[arolina], to L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] Cook, 8th Texas Cavalry - Sends orders from Beauregard for Cook to deliver the enclosed dispatch to L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l [William J.] Hardee at Cheraw, S[outh] C[arolina] with all possible haste. Signed by Otey. - Endorsement as dispatch received of L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] Cook on February 24 and forwarded to Hardee via special messenger, signed by W. D. Pickett, L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] & Adjutant(?)

1917.042.00101) March 1, 1865 - Jno. [John] M. Otey, Lieut[enant] Col[onel] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Head Qu[arte]rs, Mil[itary] Div[ision] of the West, Charlotte, No[rth] Ca[rolina], to Col[onel] Geo[rge] W[illia]m Brent, Augusta, G[eorgi]a - Beauregard send orders for all his Staff with wagons and appertances to report to him at Charlotte. Otey encloses a copy of orders relieving Beauregard of command of the Military Division of the West and informing L[ieutenan]t G[enera]l [Richard] Taylor that he will command his military department, to report directly to the War Dep[artmen]t and Gen[era]l [Robert E.] Lee. Signed by Otey.

1917.042.00102) March 4, 1865 - George W[illia]m Brent, Col[onel] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Head Q[uarte]rs Military Div[ision] of the West, Augusta, [Georgia] to General [Pierre] G[ustave] T[outant] Beauregard, Com[man]d[in]g &c &c., Charlotte, N[orth] C[arolina] - States that there were delays in receiving messages, some orders carried out. Says on February 25th, Gov[ernor] Brown informed Gen[era]l Fry that the militia was being withdrawn the next day---and so they left the lines. No reply from Gov[ernor] Brown on Brent inquiries. Finally, "there is no commanding officer at Columbia and great confusion exists there." 4 pp. Signed by Brent.

1917.042.00103) April 12, 1865 - Jos[eph] T. Wheeler, Col[onel], at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Detachment of Wheeler's Cav[alry], Oak Ridge, [North Carolina?] to Gen[eral] [Pierre Gustave Toutant] Beauregard, Greensboro, N[orth] C[arolina] - States that he drove enemy pickets from Salem yesterday mornig and captured five men with horses and equipment. The prisoners reported that the brigades camped at Salem are commanded by Brown, Gilman, and Palmer and have five pieces of artillery. Informs that he will move in the direction of Friendship and stay between the enemy and Greensboro. Note that his "men & horses are much jaded from incessant watching and marching." Signed by Wheeler (written in pencil)

1917.042.00104) [n. d., ca. April 1865?] - [Illegible] to Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [William Felix] Brantley - Mostly illegible brief note stating that "there are Federal spies here"

1917.042.00105) April 10, [1865] - J[ohn] M. O[tey], [Lieutenant Colonel &] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] at H[ead] Q[uarters] Greensboro, [North Carolina] to [Brigadier] Gen[era]l [William Felix] Brantley, com[man]d[in]g Post, through Gen[era]l Johnson - Instructions for the organization of stragglers. Signed by Otey. (written in pencil)

1917.042.00106) April 13, 1865 - J[ohn] M. O[tey], [Lieutenant Colonel &] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] at Head Qu[arte]rs &c. &c., Greensboro, [North Carolina], to Gen[era]l [Jeremy F.] Gilmer, Chief Engineers' Bureau - Concerns repairs to the railroads surrounding Greensboro and lack of skilled labor. (written in pencil)

1917.042.00107) April 17, [1865] - [George William] Brent, [Colonel & Assistant Adjutant General] at Greensboro, [North Carolina], to [Brigadier] Gen[eral William Felix] Brantley - Orders for Brantley to stop firing ammunition and rocket about town. Signed "Brent." (written in pencil)

1917.042.00108) April 17, [18]65 - Geo[rge] W[illia]m Brent, Colonel & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Head Quarters, Greensboro, [North Carolina], to Brig[adier] Gen[era]l R[aphael] Semmes, Reedy Fork Station - Instructions from General [Joseph E.] Johnston to find Maj[or] Gen[era]l Lomas "en route to Virginia" and have him return to Greensboro. Signed by Brent.

1917.042.00109) April 17, 1865 - Jno. [John] M. Otey [Lieutenant Colonel &] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at [location not given] to Col[onel] [Archer] Anderson - Requests information on guards for Quartermaster and Commissary stores for Beauregard. Signed by Otey. Countersigned by Anderson. (written in pencil)

1917.042.00110) April 17, 1865 - W. E. Moore, [Major], Office Chief of Subs[isten]ce, to Col[onel] A[rcher] Anderson, A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l - Recommends a guard of fifty (50) men be sent to Lexington, [North Carolina], and another fifty (50) men be sent to Holtsburg. Signed by Moore. (written in pencil) Written below this, another note -

1917.042.00111) April 17, 1865 - Jn. [John] B. McMicken, Col[onel &] Q[uarter] M[aster] at [location not given] to Col[onel Archer Anderson] - States there are no other Quartermaster Stores than at Lexington, Holtsburg, or Jamestown. Replies that Major Moore's recommendation for guards should be sufficient. Signed by McMicken. (written in pencil)

1917.042.00112) April 21, [18]65 - G[eorge] W[illiam] Brent, Col[onel] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs &c &c., Greensboro, N[orth] C[arolina] to Col[onel] Archer Anderson, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] - Communication from Beauregard relative to the propriety of sending the Artllery at Reedy Fork to Salisbury. Signed by Brent.

1917.042.00113) April 23, 1865 - J[ohn] M. O[tey], [Lieutenant Colonel &] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] at Head Quarters &c., Greensboro, [North Carolina] to [Brigadier] General [Raphael] Semmes - Concerns impressment of an animal belonging to a Mr. Moore. Signed "JMO"
Archival History These forty-seven documents from June 9, 1861-April 23, 1865 was formerly listed as part of the Charles McCormick Reeve Papers. The P. G. T. Beauregard Collection contains correspondence and ephemera of Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. The collection is evenly divided between wartime holdings, April 1861-April 1865, and postwar correspondence. Materials range through various theatres of the war under Beauregard's command. Of note are forty-three (43) items running June 1861-April 1865 (formerly known as the C. McC. Reeve Papers), including a letter of May 1864 to General D. H. Hill regarding decisions of President Jefferson Davis, and a report from a staff officer noting the deteriorating situation in Georgia and South Carolina in March 1865. Postwar correspondence involving D. H. Hill, Jubal Early, and William Preston Johnston is primarily devoted to arguing about the memoirs of leading Confederates and writing his own history of the war. See also: Department of South Carolina and Georgia Collection, Prints & Sketches Collection, and Book Collection-Autobiography/Biography. The "William J. Marrin Papers" are letters sent to Beauregard by the former, October 1865-June 1886, during Marrin's aborted attempt to write a biography of the general. The correspondence of William J. Marrin comprises sixty-three (63) letters. Marrin, a New York lawyer and good friend of Beauregard's former Chief-of-Staff, Thomas Jordan, intended to write a biography of General Beauregard. The correspondence deals exclusively with Marrin's preparation, which in the end, came to nothing. Beauregard watched in horror as other Confederate leaders produced their own memoirs, mot of which put themselves in the best possible light and, Beauregard felt, slighted him. Joseph E. Johnston's "Narrative of Military Operations," published in 1874, reduced Beauregard's role at First Manassas. A biography of Albert Sidney Johnston, by his son William Preston Johnston, appeared in 1878 and gave credit for the Shiloh plan of battle to Johnston--not Beauregard. The final straw was former President Jefferson Davis' release of his "Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government" in 1881, that was critical of General Beauregard. The latter decided to refute them all and co-authored "Military Operations of General Beauregard" with Alfred Roman, published in 1884. Charles McCormick Reeve (1847-1947) was a Spanish-American War general. Schooled in the North, Reeve lived in Minnesota after the war, but as a collector-with Virginia antecedents-he kept in touch with General and Mrs. William Ruffin Cox of Richmond, Virginia, she being Vice-Regent of the South Carolina Room of the Confederate Museum. In 1917 he donated to the museum materials that comprise much of the "Beauregard Collection" and the entirety of the "William J. Marrin Papers."
People Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T.)
Bragg, Braxton
Chaffin, Samuel
Chisholm, Alexander Robert
Lipscomb, Phillip D.
Polk, Leonidas
Thibault, Arthur, Mrs.
Van Dorn, Earl
Cooper, Samuel
Brent, George William
Anderson, Archer
Brantley, William Felix
Otey, John M.
Subjects CML BEAUREGARD COLLECTION