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Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant

Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1893 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: General

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.