In 1866, war being imminent between Turkey
and the Danubian principalities, the chief command of the Roumanian Army
was offered to General Beauregard
; and in 1869, a similar position in the army of the Khedive of Egypt
was also tendered him. He declined both offers.
Since the war he has resided permanently in his native State, where he has been the president of two important railroad companies.
He is now Adjutant-General
of the State of Louisiana
Wherever met—in the streets of New Orleans or elsewhere, in his native State or out of it—General Beauregard
is always greeted with great cordiality and marks of the highest regard.
, as we have said, is proud of him. She knows that none of her sons has loved her more, or has done so much to protect her from the far-reaching grasp of centralized despotism which at one time seemed to threaten her. He is now the identical constitutional State-rights Democrat he was before the war, and though he takes no active part in politics, never neglects the performance of any of his civic duties when circumstances require it.
has been twice married.
By his first wife, Miss Laure Marie Villere
, great-granddaughter of the Chevalier de Villere
, he had two sons and one daughter—all three living and residing with or near him in the State of Louisiana
He was but shortly married to his second wife, Miss Caroline Deslondes
, daughter of one of the prominent planters of the state, when he was unexpectedly ordered to the command of Charleston, South Carolina
, at the very outbreak of the war. On his return home, in 1865, he was for the second time a widower, and had been for more than a year.
He had borne his affliction not only like a Christian but with all the fortitude of a soldier, none but his own military family being able to detect any sign of grief in the countenance of the bereaved husband.
is now (1883) sixty-five years of age, but few men of forty are so active as he, so alert, so full of life and vigor.
Those who note his elastic military step, upright bearing, and quick yet thoughtful eye, feel well assured that, should occasion require it, he could again serve his country with energy and capacity equal, if not superior, to that displayed in the past.
The only effect upon him of additional years since the war seems to have been further to develop and strengthen his powers by bringing to him additional knowledge and experience.