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r 13th—Beauregard was twice wounded in the brilliant assault on the Garita de Belen, where so much dash was displayed by the American troops. On the expiration of the Mexican war, when Major Beauregard returned to his home in New Orleans, General Totten, as chief of the Engineer Department, forwarded him the following copy of Gen eral Orders, publishing the brevets he had won on the field of battle: 1. For gallant and meritorious behavior in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexicust 20th, 1847, to be Captain by brevet. To date from August 20th, 1847. 2. For gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Chapultepec, Mexico, September 13th, 1847, to be Major by brevet. To date from September 13th, 1847. And General Totten added: It affords the department high satisfaction to communicate to you the wellearned reward of your efforts on the fields of Mexico. In order to show the high estimation in which Major Beauregard was held, and the impression his e
ate much longer. Deeply convinced that such would be the result, Major Beauregard made it a point at once to apprise General Totten, chief of the Engineer Corps at Washington, of his resolution to resign his commission in the United States army shouer assigning him to West Point, and to take such other step in the matter as might be thought proper. He repaired to General Totten's office, and, by a strange coincidence, found him busily engaged in examining fortification drawings, which were no tudying and endeavoring to describe the circles of fire of Forts Sumter and Moultrie. At Major Beauregard's avowal, General Totten expressed both surprise and pain, and used every endeavor to dissuade him—we need not add, without success. Major Be failed to find the general, as he was temporarily absent from Washington. Major Beauregard had been authorized by General Totten, so anxious was the latter to retain him in the service, to defer assuming command at West Point until after the clos
Appendices to Vol. I. Appendix to Chapter I Engineer Department, Washington, Jan. 24th, 1861. Bvt. Major P. G. T. Beauregard, Corps of Engineers, West Point, N. Y.: Major,—The Secretary of War directs that Special Orders No. 238, of Nov. 8th, 1860, appointing you to the post of Superintendent of the Military Academy, be revoked, and that you return to your former station at New Orleans. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Jos. G. Totten, Bvt. Brig.-Genl., Chief Eng. War Department, Adjutant. General's office, Washington, Jan. 25th, 1861. Special Order No. 19. Special Order No. 238, Adjutant-General's Office, of November, 1860, appointing Bvt. Major Peter G. T. Beauregard, Captain Corps of Engineers, to be the Superintendent of the Military Academy, is hereby revoked, and Major Beauregard will return to his former station at New Orleans, La. By order of the Secretary of War. S. Cooper, Adj.-Genl. Major Beauregard, through Engineers.