Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard carte-de-visite
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Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard carte-de-visite

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Beauregard, G. T., (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
Title: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard carte-de-visite
Dates: circa 1860s
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1761

Biographical/Historical Note

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was born in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana in 1818. He graduated from West Point in 1838 and went on to become the first prominent Confederate general during the Civil War. During the Civil War he ordered the firing on Fort Sumter new Charleston, South Carolina, was second in command at the first battle of Bull Run, Virginia, and was charged with the defense of the South Carolina and Georgia coast against Union attacks from 1862-1864. At the close of the war in April 1865, he and Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to General Sherman near Durham, North Carolina. Beauregard was known as "Napoleon in Gray" and died in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1893.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a carte-de-visite image of Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard in uniform. Prior to donation, the item was misidentified on the verso as General William Joseph Hardee. The imaged is attributed to Quinby and Company on the verso.

Index Terms

Beauregard, G. T., (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
Confederate States of America. Army--Officers.
Quinby and Company.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

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