—on September 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, Mexico, August 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 th