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PGT1 - - - , J BEAUREGARD. The Distinguished...
- - , J BEAUREGARD. The Distinguished Confederate Com - mander Passes Away 0 ' - .. Alter: He Seemed Almost Recovered ' " From His Recent. Illness. A BefresMng Sleep Deepens Into , a - . V Painless' Death, And Louisiana Mourns Her Ideal Sol - ; dier and Belored Son. ' Ocneral O. I. Beaareicmrd. ..Last night General G. T. Bcanresard fell asleep. : That was tbe manner of bia death. Although his hair was wblte with age his form was erect, althongh aeTeral generations' had passed in review before him his eye waa undimtned, and althongh time had built a burden ol years hlsform was unbent. " He was - a beau sabreur unto the end of hjs days a courtly gentleman, gentleman, a leader by Tirtue - of high courage. courage. peerless science ; and the power to InBpire - confidence' and enthuslasru and he went to his death, as he faced It eft la battle, without a thought that It was near. - The letiErtheninz of the century - to 1 ltg close did not change th fraHaut pir'T wat .lurtdT With: ' war, and be wua - graving hi "name upon the tablets of - lilstory with his flashing sworL - Onlr tho head had. a paler setting, the stop was slower, and the wrl ikies deepened - somewhat on the face In which gentleness Joined' with strength. " ,' . . Over two weeks ago General Beauregard Beauregard was taken sick with gastric cramps. It was the day of Uen. Ben Butler's death that he began . to complain. During the morning he read of the 'sudden passing - , away of - his former foe. - Another, of us gone." said the general to one of his daughters - in - law. "Very soon there will jiot be many of us - left.' ' He accompanied accompanied the ladles to the matinee during the day to see "The Fair Rebel," and at night he took to hia bed. - , . y In peace he had forgotten that be ever regarded any . Americans as enemies. During his nines he fought many of the gory struggles of the war all over again. In his delirium he spoke to - his ' son, Henry, and commanded him to order General General Butler, of South Carolina, to mass bis division, and to instruct General Fields to join him in doing likewise, as they - had the - most numerous . divisions. And with a tone of high1 "hope be added: We will rout the enemy 'to - morrow." For about a week he seemed - very ill. His spirit skirmished on the borderland. Brave as a Hon he shook off the weakness, and last Saturday he dressed and ,came down ' stairs And ' surprised ;. the - family.' Since then he has sat at the table with the children he loved, joined In the chat and jest was as merry and as happy as those who felt overjoyed at his recovery. and seemed very near himself.. Sunday night he suffered from a fUl - ing of oppression about the heart.1 - - lie did not sleep. That annoyed him, bat did . not make him less cheerf uL . He spent the day in the garden and on the sun - bathed balcony, dined. with the others, and welcomed Judge Rene Beauregard, his son, who came late from holding court at Thibodeaus" He sat at the table 'while the judge - refreshed himself, asked after friends inje - country, led the conversation conversation to f ierjelation of amusing - court lnddenjf and afterwards was the center of a .f anaky group in the study." ' Dr. Dupaquet. . the physic! aa in charge of the. case, called during that - time and found . his patient no trong ' that he the tight the general would noon be nhlO: to be about aa usual, gate Um a. sleeping sleeping potion, and left him in peace. ' The general j - lned In the belief of bis lm - Wlnrovement, and remarked that his heart i nan ail iubi uuiucceu uiiu.. Wifuuu up his watch and said that he xas get - . ting well enough to tnke his own medi - : cine, and wanted the .time - piece near him ' so that . be could follow the doctor's directions. directions. directions. - . '" ." - . u - 1 - The family was in excellent humor, in consequence! of the . signs,, for - the better.: At 9:30 o'clock a joyous rood - night was spoken. Henry, assisted his father to his1 room up stairs," helped to , undress him '' and to arrange him comfortably upon the couch. The veteran , turned v upon, his, right side; ' told bis . son to move the chair a little out of - the way," said - "goodnight, "goodnight, "goodnight, I will be well - to - morrow )f I sleep to - night,"; and fell asleep. .' . Two nurses were left in; the, room to guard the ; slumberer. They : sat In si - lence, listening . to the labored breathing. .' A few minutes, after lO o'clock J they were startletL. . The sleeper did not waken, the form did not even move, but In his throat they heard - the. death - rat - 'i tie. - Azrael had - taken the - soldier by the hand. Like wraiths, .they stole from the room, and.v, with awe - stricken ' gest - ure. t summoned the. loved oues to - the bedside. iIt - only needed. one glance. to : show ; them that God had laid his finger i upon - the - brow. of the commander, - and ' set upon it .the mark' of - pjaradise. The . mourners were - alone With their dead. General Beauregard did not even waken ere - he passed away.. The sleep of dreams' deepened Into dreamless sleep, the pallor of death spread - like a veitover the face,; but did not disturb the body, and the 'end. : -

Clipped from The Times-Picayune21 Feb 1893, TuePage 1

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)21 Feb 1893, TuePage 1
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