Napoleon in Gray
Beauregard often gets overlooked, he was never as beloved as Lee or Stonewall Jackson, but he was capable, the man had a sharp mind and Lee understood this, even if Jefferson Davis did not
General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was born near New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1818, of French and Welch ancestry. He attended West Point, from which he was graduated in 1838, and was a student in Major Robert Anderson's artillery class. An outstanding cadet, he stayed on briefly at the Academy as an assistant artillery instructor. Beauregard's expertise was in engineering, and after leaving West Point, he worked on fortifications, chiefly in Louisiana. With the outbreak of the Mexican War, he served as an engineer on the staff of General Winfield Scott. He served with distinction, particularly during the siege of Mexico City, and was brevetted for his valor to major.
After the war, Beauregard returned to Louisiana as an engineer. He was in charge of draining the site of New Orleans, and rose to the rank of captain. In 1860, he was selected as superintendent of West Point, but his announced sympathy for the secessionist cause in Louisiana cut short his tenure. In January 1861, he was transferred after serving only five days as superintendent of the Academy. Shortly after, in February, he resigned from the army and was immediately appointed brigadier general in the Confederate army. He was sent to take command of the forces around Charleston. Combining the qualities of a southern gentleman and a military hero, Beauregard was a celebrated figure in Charleston upon his arrival.
1818, May 28
Born near New Orleans, La.
Graduated, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
Married Laure Villere
Served as an engineer on staff of General Winfield Scott in Mexico
Took part in Mexican War battles of Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, and Mexico City
Promoted to captain, United States Army
Chief engineer in charge of draining the site of New Orleans, La.
Married Caroline Deslonde
Superintendent of United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., for five days
Resigned from United States Army
Appointed brigadier general, Confederate Army, in command of forces at Charleston, S.C.
Commanding officer, Department of Alexandria
Commanding officer, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac
Promoted to general, Confederate Army
Assistant to General Albert Sidney Johnston, Confederate Army
Commander, Army of the Mississippi
Commanding officer, Western Department
Commander, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, with headquarters at Charleston, S.C.
Commander, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, Confederate Army
Commander, Military Division of the West
Named second in command to General Joseph E. Johnston
Chief engineer and general superintendent, New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad
President, New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad
President, New Orleans & Carrollton Railroad Co.
Supervisor, Louisiana lottery
Adjutant general of Louisiana
Commissioner of public works, New Orleans, La.
1893, Feb. 20
Died, New Orleans, La.
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