Grouping of Civil War items including a signed document discussing Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard's treatment during the Civil War by Union General Benjamin Butler, a G. T Beauregard compliment card, and General Butler's personal 2-volume copy of "Military Operations of General Beauregard" by Alfred Roman. Document appears to be correspondence between General Beauregard and an unknown reporter discussing General Butler actions early during the war. The document begins by a reporter asking General Beauregard:" How did General Butler treat your friends while he was in command in New Orleans?". Beauregard describes how his wife was in "very bad health" and at the beginning of the war and was living with her family in New Orleans. He describes how General Butler intervened when Mrs. Beauregard's family home was commandeered by Federal troops. General Butler countermanded the order and placed the home under protective order. He also describes how General Butler wrote him an unconditional pass to visit with his dying wife "where I could remain unmolested as long as circumstances required my presence there. That was a noble act for which I shall be forever grateful." Page two of the document is signed "The above is correctly reported. G. T. Beauregard". Also included with this letter is General Benjamin Butler's personal copies of the books "Military Operations of General Beauregard" by Alfred Roman, published Harper Brother, New York, 1884. Included with the two books is a signed G. T. Beauregard compliment card reading "G. T. Beauregard, with his compliments & approval. N.O. April 6th, 1891." Provenance: Descended through the family of Thomas E. Major, personal secretary to Benjamin F. Butler while he served as Governor of the State of Massachusetts. Condition: Letter overall very good condition with folds, slight tears to left margin where folded. Calling card very good condition with toned ghost outline of a paperclip evident. Books are in very good condition.
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