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Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
South
1818-1893
Louisiana
Field Commander

Like Robert E. Lee, Pierre Beauregard also left the Union army to defend his native state. The Mexican War veteran was present at the opening shots on Fort Sumter and Bull Run, where he defeated a fellow West Point graduate. For all his Creole flair and courage, however, Beauregard proved a better engineer than, and quarreled for years with former Confederate leaders over his role in the war.















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