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Major Pierre Gustave T. Beauregard is removed from his post as Superintendent of West Point

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, detail
01/28/1861
Major Pierre G.T. Beauregard took up his appointment as head of the United States Military Academy at West Point on January 23, 1861 despite his well-known southern, and secessionist, sympathies.  He was removed from his new post two days after his home state of Louisiana seceded, becoming the shortest tenured commandant in the academy's history.  He did not resign his U.S. Army commission until a month later and when he returned to New Orleans he claimed $165 as the travel expenses due him from the War Department. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
T. Harry Williams, P.G.T. Beauregard: Napoleon in Gray (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 1955), 47.
 

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