Confederate General, Superintendent of West Point. Served spectacularly in the Mexican War, with the elite 2nd U.S. cavalry in Texas and at Harper's Ferry. General Winfield Scott called him "the best soldier I ever saw in the field." Symbol of the Southern cause. After the war he became the President of Washington College, now Washington and Lee University. A portrait photograph (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") of Lee, signed by him "R. E. Lee". (6 1/2" x 8 1/2"). $5900.00
Brigadeer General Beauregard ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861, an action that signaled the beginning of the Civil War. The Union defenders under the leadership of Major Robert Anderson held out for almost 36 hours despite a relentless attack by Beauregard and his troops. After a bombardment that amounted to over 3,300 shells. Anderson finally called for a truce.
Beauregard next took command of the Army of the Potomac and would win the infamous Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. He would later take command of the Army of the Mississippi where he would remain until he was relieved of his duties due to ill health just prior to the Confederate withdrawal from Corinth to Tupelo, Mississippi.
This museum quality frame (27" x 19") houses two smaller frames. On the right, a portrait of General P.G.T. Beauregard in uniform. On the left, a check drawn on the Mutual National Bank of New Orleans, dated January 1, 1879 and made out to "bearer" for $150.00. The check, in excellent condition, is written entirely in Beauregard's hand and signed "G.T. Beauregard." $1100.00