G. T. Beauregard (also known
as Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War (1861–1865) and,
after helping engineer victory at the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861, one
of the Confederacy's first war heroes. Raised in an aristocratic French home in New
Orleans, Louisiana, Beauregard graduated from West Point and served in the Mexican War (1846–1848) before
becoming the Confederacy's first brigadier general and later. . .
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