Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant

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Born: May 28, 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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