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Biography of Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard


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Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant. Born in 1818. A general of the Confederate army. He took up the cause of the southern states, on their secession, and captured Fort Sumter. He defeated McDowell at Bull's Run, and afterwards commanded the army of the Mississippi. His obstinate defense of Charleston is one of the remarkable episodes of the Civil War. Died 1893.