St. Louis, April 2d 1879

 

My dear Douce.

Your favor of the 30th inst. has just been recd.  Elordie has both flags.  The ABattle flag@ should be marked about as follows:

1-         ABattle flag@ of the late Confederacy I signed by Genl Beauregard & Johnston at Fairfax CoO. Va, in Septr 1861 to prevent the confusion of the Flags which had occurred at the Battle of Manassas July 21 -1861-

This flag was one of the firts made & was presented to Gen. Beauregard by Miss Lettie Carey of Baltimore - who made it from one of her own dresses.  She is now the widow of the gallant Genl Pegram who was killed in Va the last year of the war only a fortnight after his marriage.

The other flag should be marked (Page 2) about as follows:

2.         AHead Quarters Confederate Flag of Genl Beauregard presented to him by the Ladies of Richmond_ Va in 1861- & used by him on important occasions to the end of the war-

 

As to the Swords-

1-         The small dress sword (Rapier) was my U. S. Corps of Engr sword used by me in the War with Mexico 1847-8-

2-         The long sword in a wood box was presented to me in 1848 by the Parishes of St. Bernard & Plaquemine, after my return from Mexico-

3-         The handsome sabre was presented to me by the Ladies of New Orleans- through Mrs Harlow J. Phelps after the surrender of Fort Sumter, in April 1861-

4-         The small sabre with a leather scabbard was captured on the field of battle of Shiloh & presented to me by one of my aid-de-Camps - Col. W. S. Furgeson who became afterwards a Brig. Genl of Cavlary-

You must --?-- your own judgment about --?-- any of these swords-

Your afft. Father

G. T. Beauregard

Mrs. L. B. Larenzdore

New Orleans

La

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