The Papers of Jefferson Davis
The Papers of Jefferson Davis

Jefferson and Varina Davis, their daughter Margaret, her children, and a servant, 1885 Library of Congress


Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard


PGT Beauregard

Courtesy of The National Archives


An 1838 West Point graduate, Mexican War veteran, and Confederate general, he fired on Fort Sumter in April 1861, fought at First Manassas that July, and took command of the western army at Shiloh in April 1862 after Albert Sidney Johnston's death. Beauregard served in Charleston 1862-64, saw action south of Richmond in the summer of 1864, and spent the final months of the war with the remnants of the Army of Tennessee.

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