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Lot 800

Beauregard, G.T (1818-93) First Confederate brigadier general; best known for commanding the forces that fired on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Manuscript telegram from General G.T. Beauregard to Col. G. W. Brent, recto/verso of a telegram form of The Southern Telegraph Companies, 4 x 8¼", sent from Charleston and received on Dec. 31, 1864: "Your letter of 18th just received. Your facts are affirmed. Your services are indispensable. Now keep Maj. Bryan with you. Maj Willis is not here telegraph for him when you need him. Col Waddy will be ordered forthwith to you Maj. Eustis also but he must go first on tour of inspection of Army of Tennessee. Use every effort to keep up supplies and communication. Col Otey is here. I will return as soon as circumstances permit. G.T. Beauregard / Genl." Matted with a one-ninth plate tintype of Beauregard in uniform (head shot), and a post-war signature, place and date ("G.T. Beauregard / New Orleans / March 19, 1884" on 1¾ x 3¼" paper. The telegram is housed in a hinged frame which allows the recto and verso to be seen, and which is attached to a larger 30 x 26" frame. An impressive display.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.

Realized $630

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