Gen. Beauregard's Masonic Walking Stick

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This beautiful walking stick is hand-carved in high relief and has a hand on the top in a saluting position. It is followed by the Masonic Square and Compasses with the Letter "G" and it says carved in a spiral around the stick;  "GEN. G.T. BEAUREGARD with two hands clasped in the handshake of fidelity followed by the date 1883".  Piere GustaveToutant Beauregard, 1818-1893 Confederate General. Born near New Orleans and educated at the U.S. Military Academy, first served in the Army during the Mexican War of 1846-7. He joined the Confederate forces in Feb 1861 and directed the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston S.C..  He was second in command at the first battle of Bull Run July 1861.  After the war Beauregard was president of the New Orleans, Jackson, and Mississippi Railroad and later was Adjutant General of Louisiana and finally as lottery manager for the state of Louisiana. The walking stick  measures 35 inches from the top of the hand to the brass tip.




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