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BEAUREGARD, Pierre Gustave Toutant (1818-1893) was an American military officer who was the first prominent general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Today, he is commonly referred to as P. G. T. Beauregard. War-date Confederate Autographed Note Signed, 4 ¾" x 6", April 15, 1865, from William Smith, Governor of Virginia at Pelham, North Carolina to General P.G.T. Beauregard also in Greensboro, North Carolina. This message is signed "Wm. Smith Gov Va" and is endorsed by Beauregard in pencil on the verso with the initials "G.T.B.". By the time this telegram was drafted, Richmond and Raleigh had fallen and Union forces were positioning themselves to pursue a fleeing Confederate Government. As a delaying tactic, Confederate troops were destroying railroad bridges in their rear. Smith, seeking to prevent this in Virginia, wrote the following: "Gen'l Beauregard, You will please leave the destruction of the bridges at Danville to my order, no enemy is near or advancing & at present no public object is to be effected by their destruction. Telegraph me at Danville at once." Fine condition.
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War Date telegram by Governor Smith to Beauregard with the General's Initials

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $250.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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