P.G.T. Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard
b. New Orleans - May 28, 1818
d. New Orleans - February 20, 1893

Shortened name to G.T. Beauregard while a student at West Point.
Graduated 2nd in his class from West Point - 1838

Twice promoted (to Captain and Major) for gallantry in the Mexican War. Appointed Superintending Engineer of the New Orleans Customs House, a position he held for 10 years. At the time, this was the largest building ever constructed in North America.

Appointed Superintendent of West Point - 1861
Resigned from the Federal Army - February 20, 1861
Appointed first Brigadier General, CSA - March 1, 1861
Commanded the forces that fired on Fort Sumter - April 12, 1861
Commander at First Manassas - July 21, 1861
Appointed General, CSA - July 21, 1861
Commander at Shilo - April 1862

Commander of the Military District
of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida - 1862 to 1864

Defended Charleston, South Carolina from attack - 1862 to 1864
Commanded the defenses at Petersburg, Virginia - 1864

Commander of the forces opposing Sherman
in Georgia and South Carolina - 1864 to 1865

Co-commander of the forces opposing
Sherman in North Carolina - 1865

Surrendered at Durham Station, North Carolina - April 26, 1865

President of New Orleans, Jackson and Mississippi Railway
Supervisor of Louisiana Lottery
Commissioner of Public Works - New Orleans
Louisiana Adjutant General