Category Archives: Pierre G.T. Beauregard

January 17, 1865: Borrowing troops from the Army of the Tennessee?

I couldn’t follow everything about this exchange from what was in the official records, but apparently Beauregard and others agree that the Army of the Tennessee needs to be reorganized — not surprising, since it was pretty much destroyed by … Continue reading

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January 16, 1865: Sherman’s coming

Hardee and his troops report Sherman’s forces advancing into South Carolina. Official Records: MONTGOMERY, ALA., January 16, 1865. General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Tupelo, Miss.: General Hardee reports on 14th instant enemy in heavy force advancing from Beaufort, by Port Royal … Continue reading

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December 13, 1864: Sherman takes Fort McAllister

From Sherman’s official report: The enemy had burned the road bridge across the Ogeechee, just below the mouth of the Cannouchee, known as King’s Bridge. This was reconstructed in an incredibly short time, in the most substantial manner, by the … Continue reading

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December 8, 1864: Sherman approaches Savannah

Gen. Beauregard ************************************************************** Sherman is nearing Savannah, and he’s planning his assault on the city. Wheeler reports what he knows, but clearly his cavalry are insufficient to keep an eye on all of Sherman’s forces. Hardee is in charge of … Continue reading

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December 7, 1864: Hardee tries to defend Savannah

The rebels continue to fight a guerrilla action against Sherman’s advance, felling trees across the road and burning bridges, but the pioneers — including lots of former slaves freed by the advancing columns — clear the road, build bridges, and … Continue reading

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November 3, 1864: Sherman plans for Beauregard to “burst with French despair”.

Pierre G.T. Beauregard ********************************************** Sherman tells Halleck that he’s trying to disencumber himself of all the stuff people have accumulated, in preparation for his march. He proposes that Thomas push up the Tennessee while Canby uses the Alabama River, and … Continue reading

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October 29, 1864: Smashing things generally

Beauregard has taken charge of the western rebel operations, and Sherman is making sure that Thomas has the resources to defend Tennessee against him. But Sherman isn’t going north — ” I propose myself to push straight down into the … Continue reading

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October 14, 1862: The New York Times on Beauregard’s lost opportunity

Beauregard The New York Times reports on the plans that Beauregard had for Bragg’s invasion of Kentucky. It could have been a crippling blow to the Union cause, but despite Buell’s slowness, Bragg wasn’t able to pull it off. This … Continue reading

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June 13, 1862: Evacuating Grenada

Beauregard’s retreat required a number of adjustments. As we’ve seen, he wanted to hang on to Holly Springs. He didn’t think Grenada could be held, though, and gave orders to save all the supplies stored there. View Larger Map Maybe … Continue reading

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June 12, 1862: Defending Holly Springs

Beauregard, although forced to retreat into central Mississippi, wanted to secure the railroad depot at Holly Springs, in the north central part of the state. He sent Colonel William Hicks Jackson with a cavalry unit to hold the town, and … Continue reading

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