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Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T. Beauregard)

Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1893 AD, at 74 years of age.

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.



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