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been in the engineer service of Louisiana, up to the commencement of the present war, when he was appointed a Colonel of artillery in the State service. It is a rather remarkable fact that during the period alluded to in 1858, Gen. Duncan, Gen. Beauregard, Capt. Avegus, (of the 13th Louisiana, now at Columbus,) and Gen. McClellan, commander-in-chief of the Federal Armies, were all associated with each other in New Orleans, and engaged in the Vigilance Committee movement Gen. Beauregard was ths appointed a Colonel of artillery in the State service. It is a rather remarkable fact that during the period alluded to in 1858, Gen. Duncan, Gen. Beauregard, Capt. Avegus, (of the 13th Louisiana, now at Columbus,) and Gen. McClellan, commander-in-chief of the Federal Armies, were all associated with each other in New Orleans, and engaged in the Vigilance Committee movement Gen. Beauregard was the Democratic candidate for Mayor of New Orleans, and was zealously supported by Gen. McClellan.
The rank of General. A correspondent, writing from Elizabeth City, N. C., asks "what is the highest rank in the Confederate army--whether simply General or Major-General?" The highest rank in the regular army is that of "General," The act of Congress provides for five Generals, who have, we believe, been appointed, to take rank in the order in which they are named, viz: Gens. Cooper, Albert Sidney Johnston, Lee, Joseph B. Johnston, and Beauregard. There can, therefore, be no further appointments except through an amendment of the law by Congress.