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Louisiana native Major Pierre G.T. Beauregard appointed as the next Superintendent of West Point

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, in uniform, detail
11/10/1860
Major P.G.T. Beauregard, a Louisiana-born career engineering officer and West Point class of 1838, was appointed Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, ostensibly with the influence of his brother-in-law Senator John Slidell.  He was slated to begin his duties in January 1861, after the close of the semi-annual examination of cadets, but the War Department removed him soon after Louisiana seceded from the Union.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Superintendency of the West Point Academy," New York Times, November 12, 1860.

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