Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
Born: May 28, 1818, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
Died: February 20, 1893, (age 74) New Orleans, Louisiana
Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil
servant, politician, inventor, and the first prominent general for the
Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
Beauregard was trained as a civil engineer at the United States
Military Academy and served with distinction as an engineer in the
He became the first Confederate brigadier general and commanded the
defenses of Charleston, South Carolina, for the start of the Civil War
at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Three months later he was the victor
at the First Battle of Bull Run near Manassas, Virginia.
P.G.T. Beauregard died in New Orleans.
Charge forward with this P.G.T. Beauregard quiz.
1. How high did he graduate in his West Point class?
2. Who was one of his teachers at West
3. During the Mexican-American War, Beauregard served as an engineer
under General Winfield Scott.
4. What was his duties in charge of what the Engineer Department?
5. What was he promoted to on January 23, 1861?
6. What political party was he a member of after the Civil War?
7. Where is Beauregard buried?