The Confederate Generals — a Correction.
In the list of Confederate Generals
recently published in this paper and copied from the Charleston Courier
, there were some errors, two of which have been brought to our notice.
Brigadier General Wm. H. C. Whiting
is reported in the list to be a native of Massachusetts. Gen. Whiting
was born in Mississippi
at the opposite extreme of the old Union from puritanical Massachusetts
While good men have been, beyond question, born in that leading New England
State, we cannot find fault with Gen.
W. for not coveting that honor for himself!
By some strange oversight of the compiler of the list, Gen. Beauregard
is left out of the list of West Point
This noble officer, who enjoys so much of the confidence of the South
, graduated in that institution with honor and entered the army as Lieutenant
of Engineers in 1838.