Signature. 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, (born May 28, 1818, near New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.—died February 20, 1893, New Orleans), 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 .
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.
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.
May 28, 1818 Place of Death: New Orleans, Louisiana Date of Death: February 20, 1893 Place of Burial: Tomb of the Army of Tennessee Cemetery Name: Metairie Cemetery Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was born to a French Creole family on a sugar plantation outside of New Orleans, Louisiana.
General P.G.T. Beauregard was a Confederate commander who played a central role in the opening months of the Civil War. A native of Louisiana, he saw service during the Mexican-American War and, in 1861, received command of Confederate forces in Charleston, SC.