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Beauregard going to Baltimore. The Richmond correspondent of the N. O. Crescent gives the following in his letter of the 24th ult.: I cannot close this letter, long as it is, without narrating an occurrence which happened some days ago at Centreville. It was this: Some negroes at work on the roads and fortifications took it into their heads, one night, to serenade Gen. Beauregard. Pleased with their performance, he went to the window and asked them to sing "My Maryland," the sweetest and most touching song the war has yet produced. They were unable to sing it. The next day Col. Jordan, Beauregard's Adjutant, who has a printing press in his department, caused several copies of "My Maryland" to be struck off and sent to the First Maryland Regiment, many of whom are vocalists of the highest order. The was taken, and that night Gen. Beauregard heard "My Maryland" sung with the power and pathos which exiles alone can give it. At its close he stepped forward, and, in