1818 - Born on the 28th of May in St.Bernard Parish, outside of New Orleans, Louisiana.
1838 - Graduated at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and excelled both as an artilleryman and military engineer.
1864 - His greatest achievement was in saving the city of Petersburg, Virginia from assaults by superior Union Army forces.
- Served as an engineer under Winfield Scott during the Mexican-American War.
1847 - Wounded in the shoulder and thigh in the battle of Contreras and Churubusco and major for Chapultepec.
1858 - Entered into politics in his hometown, and was defeated in the election for Mayor of New Orleans.
1858-1861 - Chief engineer in charge of drainage in New Orleans and directed the building of the Federal customs house.
1861 - Returned to teach at West Point and become the superintendent of the Military Academy.
- Resigned after only a few days when Louisiana seceded from the Union.
1863 - Wrote Principles and Maxims of the Art of War and Report on the Defense of Charleston.
1865 - He and Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to Sherman in North Carolina.
1866 - General Beauregard declined offers to take command of the armies of Romania and Egypt (1869).
1884 - Co-author of The Military Operations of General Beauregard in the War Between the States.
1891 - Wrote Commentary on the Campaign and Battle of Manassas.
1893 - P.G.T. Beauregard died on the 20th of February in New Orleans.
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