From Richmond Dispatch, 6/1/1861, p. 2
Arrival of General
Beauregard and Staff. This
distinguished officer, accompanied by Ex-Governor Manning, of South Carolina,
Major D. R. Jones, Captains Chisholm, Haymond and Manning, arrived in Richmond
yesterday, at noon, on the train from Petersburg. Hundreds of citizens and
soldiers gathered to give them welcome, and it was not without great difficulty
that Beauregard was taken from the cars, hurried through the crowd, and driven
in a private carriage to his headquarters at the Exchange.
The people surrounded
the vehicle, cheered, shook him by the hand, and seemed satisfied to touch even
the hem of his garment. Modestly acknowledging these demonstrations,
he avoided them as quickly as possible, and turned the nearest corner to escape
the detonating cheers that followed the carriage on every side. For a moment he
stopped at the Spotswood, to pay his compliments to the President, but that
gentleman being absent, he proceeded on his way to his own hotel. It is proper
to add that Mr. Hoeninger, of the Spotswood, had prepared for his reception a
handsome barouche and four, but the brave General, with his characteristic
modesty, chose a more republican mode of conveyance in the shape of an ordinary
hack, and a very ordinary one it was, too.
Many gentlemen called
on him during the day and evening, to pay him their compliments.
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