The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 148
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
post-war publications contained references to Beauregard which
fell somewhat short of flattery. When he died in 1893, he was
survived by several children and grandchildren, a tidy fortune,
and one full general of the Confederacy, Edmund Kirby Smith,
about to play his last role as chief mourner at the funerals of his
Two biographies of Beauregard were in existence prior to this
one, but neither was altogether satisfactory. Roman's treatment
was laudatory to the point of imbalance and Basso's sketch, while
possessing undeniable literary merit, overlooked much about the
man that was pertinent. Such being the case, Professor Williams'
work is a desirable addition not only to the Southern Biography
Series (of which it is a member volume), but also to the swelling
storehouse of Civil War lore. For the author has done more than
produce a thorough and informative biography, based upon con-
siderable research; he has also told his story in that delightful style
which marks him, in the eyes of this reviewer, as one of the half-
dozen most capable literary practitioners currently writing about
the Civil War.
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