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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.

New Orleans, Feb. 12th, 1861.
Hon. Rd. Taylor, New Orleans, La.:
Dear Sir,—Upon reflection and consultation with my friends, I have come to the conclusion that I ought not and cannot accept that Colonelcy of Engineers and Artillery in the State army-but my professional knowledge, experience, and services, without military rank, are at the command of the State, even unto death. Respectfully, your obedient servant,


New Orleans, Feb. 12th, 1861.
Major G. T. Beauregard:
Dear Sir,—I regret most sincerely that anything should have occurred to induce you to change the determination in which I left you on yesterday. A great deal of apprehension has been felt for the safety of our forts commanding the river, and the attention of the whole community has been directed to you as the one upon whom the State must rely in the hour of danger.


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