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Pierre G.T. Beauregard

Date of Birth:      May 28, 1818
Hometown:         Saint Bernard Parish, LA
Education:           West Point, 1838
Final Wartime Rank:    General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     February 20, 1893
Place of Death:    New Orleans, LA
Buried At:           Metarie, LA

Major Battles:        Siege of Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Shiloh, Siege of Corinth, Siege of Charleston, Siege of Petersburg, Carolinas Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Beauregard, one of the most interesting generals, from the Civil War, would be in charge of reducing Fort Sumter, to start the Civil War.  In January 1861, he would be assigned as superintendant of West Point.   However, he would be relieved a few days later, due to his stated southern sympathies.  Beauregard would be second, in command, at First Manassas, and his brave stand, near Henry House Hill, would prove decisive, once Joseph Johnston's reinforcements arrived, from the Shenandoah Valley.  He would be promoted to full general, for his actions at Bull Run.  In early 1862, Beauregard would be sent west.  He would be second in command, at Shiloh, to Albert Sidney Johnston.  After Johnston's death, on the first day, Beauregard, who acceded to command, would not organize his army.  On the second day, U.S. Grant's army would literally sweep the Confederates, from the field.  Unable to make a stand, at Corinth, the U.S. army would continue to push Beauregard south.  Taking sick leave, he would be replaced in command, by Braxton Bragg.  Jefferson Davis would send him back east, to command the defenses on the coast of South Carolina - which he would do admirably.  Beauregard would offer Robert E. Lee valuable service at Petersburg and would serve under Joseph Johnston, during the Carolinas Campaign.  After the war Beauregard would become president of two different railroads.

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