Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Beauregard” in article pos=7 of The Daily Dispatch: September 11, 1863., [Electronic resource]:
A letter from Morris Island, dated August 30, states that deserters, several of whom reach our lines every day, represent that the people of Charleston are anxious to surrender the city, but Beauregard is determined to devote it to destruction.
The shelling process caused general surprise, Beauregard having pledged his reputation that it was an impossibility, and mere Yankee bravado.
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