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1 , came without - pain. So - was the . hero blessed. - ' Ilis sons "a,nd their wires were with him during his last illness, and were devoted guardians. Of his own generation, he - was the last of the Beauregard a. Of - grand children, he had six. Miss Laure Beauregard Beauregard Larendon, the only child of, his only daughter. Who has gone before, is in Atlanta. Judge Rene Beauregard; of St. Bernard, has five children, and the only son bears the name Of bis distinguished grandfather. - The general - was very fond of his family.' and aimed to be near it often. During te winter he resided lu the Esplanade - street mansion - with Rene' household around him. In the summer he sought health among the Virginia springs ana mountains, or at Waukesha, and in the fall be spent a month or two .with his son - Henry, at St. Louis. The latter. accompanied by his wife, - came - promptly at the first tidings of Illness. Within the last few days they were hopeful that the general would be their guest once more in. September. The idea of hia had gained ground everywhere. Friends came to see him, and greetings were as generous and warm as 'the sunlight In niuvu u Bpeut me uay. lesterjiiajr a message was brought that a well - known tw xorK artist wished , to paint : his portrait., ine general sent word in return asking tne artist to delay a week, a a he did not wish to go down to posterity as an luvtuu. .... - ( .. . - Dr. K Jf. Dupaquet. the famllv nhv siclan, In discussing the - cause of death. said it was due to heart disease. The fecucrrat uua oeen sunrerlng from colic ibicij . na wnen be went to bed the dis ease naa - become comDllcated with ha ney and heart troubles. The patient had a magnificent .. constitution , and rallied Bcmewaat,. out his death was ' to be expected, expected, . because of the heart comniien. tlons, due to the natural development of oiu age. une night before the oppression of the heart was greater than" usuai. - and the - general - complained, of the troubles a iew boors before J he end. Owing to. the unexpected nature of the dt - ath, and the lateness of the hour at which it occurred, no arangements have as yet Deeo made for the funeral. . General John Glynn. Jr.; commander of the United Confederate Veterans for Louisiana, was only notified of tho event at midnight. . The remains will be in terred ou Wednesday, and Louisiana will da honor to tha memory of one of her noblest sobs, whr added greatly to. Tier fame, devoted many years to her service. and - loved b't" rose wreath dearer i than the crown of laurelo wearing it next his Heart until his death. . - : BIOGitAPHICAU rierre Gustave' Toutant Beaurecard. the last Bur1vor of the coufederuto military leader, who , attained the full - rank of general, "was - descended on - his mother's Kide from the, lukes of Modeua and Keg - sw. ouu on uia raicrr s tiiue rroni l weisn lord famous in the thirteenth century, century, and the Sieux Pair do Hi - mirrimM Tho - firM one of "the famllv to come di rectly from France to LoHlslana' was Jacques To'"ant de Beauregatd;' - A',exm jol. - e frier" - , - n.fiil J - - y j. 4. -,r&er - 4 " - - - - - uricafl, jiay a;.iai6. . jue was seat to the West - ' Point Military Academy in 1834 and graduated ia. 1838, second in a class which included among its number the confederate Generals Hardee and fyb - lr. and the Union Generals. Barry. Nichols. Nichols. Granger and McOowell.. lie was at first asitlgned to the artillery, but spon transferred to the engineers; and in 1J;.S - .li was assistant in the construction .of rort Adams, Newport. He was on engineering engineering Uuty mt Barataria boy. ra., lu IS40 - 41, at the passes of the Mississippi 4n 1M 1 - 44, and at Fort. McIIeury. Jia., ia,.ltit45i - Ai the beginning of .the war with Mexico be was engaged in the construction construction of defenses at - Tampico, 184 - 44, siege operations at Vei - n - ..k . . . H . : . . . i i . . . .. . ' r j U to 2s, 14T. He was present at t'rry1 v.v.. ipm ji.10; c - ouireras, Aug. 1! - 2V: t hapultepec. Sept. ia, and the City of Mexleo, Sept. where he was twice wounded. Shortly 'afterward he was brevetted major. He attained the full antalu of engineers March a, 18o3. for fourteen years', continuous - service service as lieutenant. . . .. - Returning to the United States, he was esslgned to duty in thi vicinity of New Orleans. - superintending the construction and repair of fortinea tlons in Mobile harbor harbor and on the Mississippi river, also of harbor construction In lake Pontchartrain and constructing engineer of the New Orleans Orleans custom - house. His supervisory duties extended over the gulf coast from Florida Florida to i the Rio Grande. In I860 be was candidate for mayor of Sew Orleans, but was defeated by the late Gerard Stith. On Jan. 23. 1801. he was made superintendent superintendent of the West Point Military Academy. On Feb. 20 of the same year he resigned, and at once offered his ser - vices to the confederacy, and was placed In command of the defenses at Charleston.. Charleston.. C. He commanded in the attack on Fort Sumter, .on April 12, 1861. and i.Ve11n.theay delved the surrender of Major Anderson , Ie, yas almost immediately ordered to Virginia, where he was practically in command at the first battle of Bull Run. ?n 21. 1861. although superseded at the last moment by General Joseph E. Johnston. Here he was again victorious. V"5 "Prtng of IStEi he was ordere.1 to Tennessee as second in command to General General Aert Sidney Johnston, - and when iVi,offlACeL.l,kI1,ed'at the bate &mipn, April 6 Beauregard took command and nearly succeeded In routing the unloa army, but was eventually compelled to retreat retreat by General Grant, falUng back In good order to. Corinth. Miss., where he made a snccessf ul defense until the 29th of May, when be evacuated the place, destroying all bis stores and retreating southward along', the Mobile and fOhio Railroad. ' . . .. . General Beauregard's health failed after tills campaign., and be was on leave of absence until Amrust. when with th full Lrank of general, he was again placed in tuujiuuuu bi vyuariescon, . ivnicn lor a year and a half - rfrom September; 1862, to April, - 1864 - he defended agaihst the formidable siege operations of . ;eneral Gil more and Admirals Uupont and Iahl - ( gren. ..... . In May, 1864, when General Grant was closing in on the approaches to - Richmond. Beauregard reinforced Lee, defeated Butler Butler at Drury's Bluff and held Petersburg against the Federal advance. In October ; he was appointed commander of the military military division of the west, and was - sent to Georgia to resist - the march of the federals federals under Sherman. The attempt proved futile, and. Joining forces with General Jeseph. E. Johnston in. North Carol) ua, he surrendered .with that officer to Gen - , eral Sherman in April, 1803.' - . : After; the - war General Beauregard settled settled in' New Orleans,, and was . for some yrars president of the New - Orleans, Jackson : and fireat". Northern ; Railroad, and later, with General Jubal - A. Early, superintended the drawings of the Lou - ", istat a State Lottery. - He served as ad - j uiai k : "nii ill' - - . - - I ernors - and 'McEnery, and in April, - I 1888, was elected ; commissioner of public, public, works ' of New Orleans - noon the ticket' nominated; by ' the . Young' Men's remocratic Association.' bnt resigned the office after a brief tennre. and was succeeded succeeded by Edgar ,T.. Leche, who was elected - by the - clfy counclL Duilng recent recent years he served as an engineering expert in' a number of important eases. He denoted considerable time to he pre parations of papers relating to the war, and gave his personal assistance to the late Judge Alfred. Roman Ju the preparation preparation of the "Military Operations of General General Beauregard in the War Between the States. 1861 - 65." He wa also the author author of "Principles - nd Maxims of the Art of War" (Charleston, 1S6U) and "Report "Report of the - Defense, of Charleston" (Richmond. (Richmond. 1S64). . - . - While in Europe, in 1S66. General Beauregard was - offered the command of Cmtl lined 10m Second - Pagre - - I of a no of A. of to

Clipped from The Times-Picayune21 Feb 1893, TuePage 1

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