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Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant) (1818-1893) to Horatio G. Wright

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03499 Author/Creator: Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant) (1818-1893) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 April 1859 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Discussing the poor health of a "promising...young officer." and possibility of "another such terrible epidemic" as had recently hit the men.

Horatio G. Wright was an engineer officer, and later general, in the United States Army.

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