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Identifier: A0101

Title: Beauregard Family Papers, 1779-1940


Marie Antoinette (Nettie) Harney Beauregard, was born October 7, 1868, the daughter of John Mullanphy Harney (son of General William S. Harney) and Mary Kimball Harney. She was educated at the Ursuline Convent in Vannes, France, and also at private schools in Paris and the Loretto Convent in Florissant, Missouri. On December 5, 1898, she married Henry Toutant Beauregard (son of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard). In 1912, Mrs. Beauregard joined the staff of the Missouri Historical Society as a translator of St. Louis and Missouri documents written in French. A year later she was appointed archivist and curator, a position she held until her death in 1940. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was born May 28, 1818, in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. A graduate of West Point, circa 1838, he was a United States Army engineer and participated in the Mexican War under General Winfield Scott. Beauregard was the Confederate commanding officer who directed the attack on Fort Sumter, and distinguished himself in the battles of Manassas, Charleston, and Petersburg. He played an important part in the development of the nation's railroad system, serving as president of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroads (later part of the Illinois Central System).

The papers include correspondence, notes, memoranda, clippings, reminiscences (1847-1848) of Pierre G. T. Beauregard on the Mexican War under General Scott; and three volumes of his, consisting of an inscribed copy of an original manuscript recollection, with supporting correspondence, titled "Reminiscences of an Engineer Officer, during the Campaign in Mexico, under Major General Winfield Scott in 1847-1848, New Orleans, Dec. 17, 1852"; a manuscript copy of Civil War battle reports written to Gen. S. Cooper following the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, and Manassas, 1861-1862; and a letterpress letterbook, 1884-1889. Also includes genealogical material collected by Nettie H. Beauregard on the Beauregard, Chouteau, Clemens, Frost, Hamill, Harney, Hunt, Jennings, Kimball, Mullanphy, and Soulard families of St. Louis.

2 boxes; 3 volumes

Indexed in the archives card catalog.

Cite as: Beauregard Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1779-1940

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Beauregard, Antoinette Harney, 1868-1940

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Armed Forces
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862


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