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G. T. Beauregard letter

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This collection consists of one letter written by G. T. Beauregard in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a Dr. Mercer on April 14, 1857. This letter accompanied the return of Dr. Mercer’s copy of the book, History of the invasion and capture of Washington, and the events which preceded and followed by John S. Williams. Beauregard writes of his opinions on the book and the military strategy used in the invasion of Washington, D.C. in August 1814, which was a part of the War of 1812 (1812-1815).