Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard (May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893), of Louisiana Creole descent, was the Confederate General who started the American Civil War at the battle of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Today, he is commonly referred to as P. G. T. Beauregard, but he rarely used his first name as an adult.
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard—more commonly known as P.G.T or G.T. Beauregard—was born on May 28, 1818, into a prominent Creole family in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. He was...
P.G.T. Beauregard, Confederate general in the American Civil War. Beauregard graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York (1838), and served in the Mexican-American War (1846–48) under the command of Winfield Scott. After the secession of Louisiana from the Union (January 1861),
P. G. T. Beauregard. Title General. War & Affiliation Civil War / Confederate. Date of Birth - Death May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor, and first prominent general for the Confederacy.
Pierre G. T. Beauregard Born May 28, 1818 St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Died February 20, 1893 New Orleans, Louisiana Confederate general Southern hero of Fort Sumter and First Bull Run P ierre G. T. Beauregard was a key figure in many of the South 's early Civil War victories.
An American army officer and Confederate general, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893) became a hero in the South with his capture of Fort Sumter and his victory at the First Battle of Bull Run. He was one of the Confederacy's eight full generals.
Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard was a rebel hero. Now his statue in New Orleans is gone. By Michael E. Ruane May 17, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. EDT Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard sits for a portrait....