P.G.T. Beauregard Superb War Date Letter
BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G. T. Letter Signed, "G. T. Beauregard", August 12, 1863, Charleston, South Carolina, 1 p., 8" x 10".
Beauregard writes as the confederate leader who initiated the attack on Fort Sumter, which began the Civil War in South Carolina to Governor, Milledge L. Bonham (likely with his docket), on "Department of South Carolina, Ga. & Fla. Head Quarters letterhead,"it is proper to say that I have no control whatsoever over the actions of the Commandant of Conscripts and his subordinates. I understand, however, casually from the Enrolling officer of this District, Major Perryman, that he is acting in accordance with what appears to be the President's directions in his telegram to you ... That is, he does not disturb anyone connected with local defense or militia organizations, now in Charleston, between the ages of 40 and 45."
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