e of sending two pupils to be educated at the military schools of this State, etc.
Resolved, That his excellency the governor be requested to communicate the foregoing to General G. T. Beauregard.
Governor Pickens, than whom none valued more the worth of the great Creole, as General Beauregard was then called, cheerfully performed the pleasant duty assigned him; and General Beauregard, then in another field of action, gratefully accepted the proffered honor.
His younger son, Henry T. Beauregard, and his nephew, James T. Proctor, were accordingly sent to the Military Academy of South Carolina, and there enjoyed all the privileges of State cadets.
The former remained two years at the academy and the latter one year, when they joined South Carolina regiments, and served, though mere boys, to the end of the war. Young Proctor, after promotion to a lieutenancy for gallant conduct at Fredericksburg, was wounded and lost a foot at the battle of Chancellorsville. Governor Pickens