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me assure you with sincerity, that I know no officer left behind who can replace you if we get into an important war. Whether it was owing to these remonstrances, or for some other cause, that Major Beauregard altered his determination, we are unable to state; but he did not leave the service; and from 1853 to the latter part of 1861 remained in charge of what was then called the Mississippi and Lake Defences in Louisiana. He was also at that time superintending the building of the United States custom-house at New Orleans. On the 20th of November, 1860, he was appointed to the high position of Superintendent of the Military Academy at West Point, but, owing to complicated events then darkening more and more our political horizon, and of which it is not now our purpose to speak, he only filled the position during a few days. He resigned his commission in the army of the United States in February, 1861; and on the 1st of March of that year entered the Confederate service, wit
y, which were already in full possession of the State authorities. His answer was that he could not do so until he had formally resigned his commission in the United States service. This he did that day, and then joined, as a private, the battalion of Orleans Guards, composed of the élite of the Creole population of the city of Ns of the convention from South Carolina and Georgia, who informed him that he had just been appointed first Brigadier-General in the provisional army of the Confederate States; and that he would be sent to assume command at Charleston, and direct operations there against Fort Sumter. This news took Major Beauregard completely by e, accepted; and still regardful of the strict observance of rules and regulations to which he had been trained, he was disinclined to take up arms against the United States flag until officially relieved from his fealty to it. This he explained to President Davis, who, after urging his acceptance of the position offered, and promi
ch a new order of things, whereby the Government of the United States was no longer the government of confederated republics,h we are authorized to treat with the government of the United States for the delivery of the forts, magazines, lighthouses, ion of all other property held by the government of the United States as agent of the confederated States, of which South Can. These negotiations failed. The removal of the United States garrison, on the 25th of December, 1860, from Fort Mouln the two sections. That it was due to the action of a United States officer and representative of the Federal government, ito heave to. Disregarding this warning, she hoisted the United States flag and boldly continued her course. Five rounds werehe had authorized the firing on a transport bearing the United States flag, was answered in the affirmative. Soon afterwardst Montgomery, the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America. All eyes were now fixed upon the Palmetto S
Chapter 3: The Confederate States Commissioners. their correspondence with Mr. Seward.e opened on the Fort April 12th.> The Confederate States Commissioners—Messrs. John Forsyth of Alnstructed to make to the government of the United States overtures for the opening of negotiations,e President, Congress, and people of the Confederate States earnestly desire a peaceful solution of ociate-Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, show that not only were the conciliatory endered to the Federal government by the Confederate States treated with uncourteous disregard, but rld, as a declaration of war against the Confederate States; for the President of the United States United States knows that Fort Sumter cannot be provisioned without the effusion of blood. Among the few persoclad war vessels and land batteries in the United States, and to them may be attributed most of thenderson and his command to any port in the United States he might select; to allow him to move out
n or how late he committed his flag in the war in which his heart was not? At last, however, near seven o'clock, the United States flag having previously been raised, the sound of a gun, not ours, was distinctly heard. Sumter had taken up the gagee men within the walls of Sumter. Fearing that some terrible calamity might befall them, and being informed that the United States flag no longer floated over the fort, General Beauregard immediately despatched three of his aids with offers of assithanked him for his courtesy, but declined to accept aid. Before General Beauregard's aids could get to the fort, the United States flag, which had not been hauled down, as we supposed, but had fallen from the effects of a shot, was hoisted anew. Iclock, P. M., through Major Jones, my chief of staff. A melancholy occurrence took place during the salute of the United States flag—the death of one of the garrison, who had his right arm blown off and was almost instantaneously killed, by the
Carolina, which were gradually mustered into the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. Early in May, a brigade of four regiments of South Carolina volunteerf the Confederate States of America, That the thanks of the people of the Confederate States are due, and through this Congress are hereby tendered, to Brigadier-Geneer; the ships were to be properly manned and fitted out, and sent to the Confederate States, thence to export enough cotton to pay for them, and as much more as shouve raised the attempted blockade, but would have driven the commerce of the United States from all the seas of the globe. This was abundantly proved by the exploitsery, he had directed Captain (afterwards Admiral) Semmes, as agent of the Confederate States, to proceed north in order not only to purchase arms, ammunition, and macys Mr. Davis, that the Southern officers of the navy who were in command of United States vessels abroad, before resigning their commissions to join their respective
irginia, May 31st, 1861. Special orders, no. 149. General P. G. T. Beauregard, of the Confederate States army, is assigned to the command of the troops on the Alexandria line. He is referred to ring to threaten Washington city. The navigation of the Potomac being closed to us, and the United States armed vessels being able to take a position in front of the town, you will perceive the hazaized Major-General Lee, of the Virginia troops, to assume the control of the forces of the Confederate States in Virginia, and assign them to such duties as he might indicate; but that authority emanaime to which we now allude, to wit, the 31st of May. Brigadier-General Joseph E. Johnston, Confederate States Army, had, then, already been assigned to duty in Virginia, and, furthermore, the Confederariat of the United States army, was entitled to the position of Commissary-General of the Confederate States army. With such facts before us, and others that we shall have occasion to notice furth
, with special instructions to urge the absolute and immediate necessity of adopting his plan of operations. No sooner had Colonel Preston left Manassas, than General Beauregard, engrossed with the all-absorbing idea of concentration—and, from information hourly received, certain of its wisdom —felt it impossible to remain passively on the defensive, while he had the opportunity of dealing a series of aggressive blows on the enemy, likely to produce decisive results favorable to the Confederate States. He therefore enlarged his plan of campaign, basing it partly upon the increased strength of our army, and sent another of his aids, Colonel James R. Chestnut, to present and explain it to the President. A memorandum, written by General (then Colonel) Samuel Jones, under General Beauregard's dictation, and containing the substance of all the instructions given to Colonel Chestnut, had been handed to the latter, to assist his memory, and prevent any misconception as to the main featur
glasses. At last, and as General Beauregard was about to make preparations to meet this new foe, a propitious breath of air spread out the colors of one of the advancing regiments—the 13th Mississippi—at that time so similar in design to the United States flag. To the intense relief of all, it was now ascertained that the column was Early's gallant command, hurrying on, with all possible speed, towards the point from which was heard the heaviest firing. At about 3.30 P. M. the enemy, drivethe ground around were filled with his wounded. The pursuit was continued along several routes towards Leesburg and Centreville, until darkness covered the fugitives. We have captured several field-batteries and regimental standards and one United States flag. Many prisoners have been taken. Too high praise cannot be bestowed, whether for the skill of the principal officers, or for the gallantry of all the troops. The battle was mainly fought on our left, several miles from our field works
nassas and on several other occasions during the existing war, as affording the highest evidence of your skill as a commander, your gallantry as a soldier, and your zeal as a patriot, you are appointed to be General in the army of the Confederate States of America, and, with the consent of the Congress, will be duly commissioned accordingly. Yours, etc., Jefferson Davis. General G. T. Beauregard. On the 23d, Hunton's 8th Virginia, with three companies of cavalry, was ordered to re-o points. They also hold up to public view the appalling mismanagement of all army affairs at Richmond, in relation to the Quartermaster and Commissary Departments. camp Pickens, July 23d, 1861. To His Excellency the President of the Confederate States: Sir,—I am commanded by General Beauregard to inform your Excellency that the stock of provisions has become alarmingly reduced, in consequence of the non-fulfilment of requisitions of the Commissary-General. The general directs me t
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