reached Harrison's Landing—if, indeed, his army too had not been conquered.
Yet Beauregard received for his victory at Drury's Bluff rather more of censure than of commendation.’
The last telegram sent by General Beauregard
to General Whiting
on the day of the battle read as follows:
The foregoing despatch had been sent to General Whiting
upon receipt of the following telegram:
The grief expressed by General Whiting
when he met General Beauregard
on the following day, was most sincere.
He accepted the blame laid upon him, admitted his irremediable error, and asked to be relieved from his command.
This was immediately done, as is shown by the telegram we here append, forwarded by General Beauregard
to President Davis