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P.G.T. Beauregard
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Military Personnel
    (May 28, 1818-February 20, 1893)
    Birth name is Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard
    Nickname is The Little Creole
    Chief engineer in charge of draining New Orleans (1858-1861)
    Invented a system of cable-powered street railway cars (1866)
    Fought in the Mexican War
    Fought in the Civil war
    Author of 'Principles and Maxims of the Art of War,' 'Report on the Defense of Charleston' and 'A Commentary on the Campaign and Battle of Manassas'
    He resigned his teaching post at West Point after only a few days to join the Confederate forces.
    He fired the first shots of the Civil War against Union forces at Fort Sumter.
    During the Battle of Shiloh he called off an attack early, leading to his defeat by General Grant.
    He was known by his initials.
    He took a bullet in the thigh during the Mexican War.
    During the Mexican War, he was praised for his conduct at battles of Contreras, Churubusco and Chapultepec.
    Post Civil War, he spoke out in favor of civil and voting rights for freed slaves.
    Sick of war, he turned down command of both the Romanian and Egyptian armies.
    He played a big part in establishing New Orlean's rail transit systems.

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