Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Persifer F. Smith” in chapter 1 of Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865:
... go abroad, you give up that connection at some hazard.
My best wishes, however, will ever accompany my gallant young friend wherever he may go. Winfield Scott.
The second letter is from General Persifer F. Smith , under whom Major Beauregard had often served in Mexico.
We extract from it the following passage:
I assure you, my dear Beauregard, that I look upon your quitting our service as the greatest ...
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