GENERAL PIERRE G.T. BEAUREGARD - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1860 - HFSID 265827
PIERRE G. T. BEAUREGARD
Pierre G. T. Beauregard signs a manuscript document for the estimate
of the cost of running Fort Philips in Louisiana for the fiscal year
Manuscript Document signed: "Respectfully Submitted/G. T.
Beauregard/Capt Bvt Maj. Eng.", 1p, 7¾x12. Fort St. Philips, Louisiana,
circa 1860. Document titled: "Estimate of funds requisite for the operations
at Fort St. Philips, La., during the fiscal year 1860". The itemized cost,
totaling $28,907.13, was mainly for the purpose of improving the gun
emplacements and other fortifications. Docketed on verso. Beauregard
(1818-1893), a West Point graduate (1838), participated in most of the major
battles of the Mexican War, gaining promotion and citation for gallantry.
Ironically, before these improvements to Fort Philips were scheduled for
completion, Beauregard (1818-1893) had resigned his U.S. commission to become a
Confederate general, given the order to fire on Fort Sumter, and commanded
Confederate forces at the crucial battles of 1st Manassas (Bull Run) and Shiloh.
His improvements to Fort St. Philips helped make it a major obstacle to the U.S.
capture of New Orleans, the fort holding out and impeding U.S. naval
operations until after the fall of that city. After the Civil War, he drew on
his engineering background to serve as a railroad executive. Remarkably,
Beauregard, as a leader of the fledging Unification Party in Louisiana,
chaired a resolutions committee which resolved that Negro citizens should be
accorded full political equality and helped to become landowners and which
denounced racial discrimination and segregation! (1873). Slightly soiled.
1-inch paper separation at right edge of middle horizontal fold. Overall, fine
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