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Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant) (1818-1893) to John Quitman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04499 Author/Creator: Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant) (1818-1893) Place Written: Mexico City, Mexico Type: Letter signed Date: 17 September 1847 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Co-signed by Lieutenant M. Lovell, Adjutant General. Describes the falls of Mexico City and Chapultepec in detail and praises his supporting officers. Also discusses the rebuilding of sand bag parapets. Mentions having been wounded.

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