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Jefferson Davis appoints Pierre G.T. Beauregard commanding general of the troops around Fort Sumter

Pierre G. T. Beauregard, Brady image, detail
03/05/1861
The Confederate president named New Orleans native Pierre G. T. Beauregard as a general and appointed him to take command of the troops concentrating in Charleston, South Carolina around the federal outpost at Fort Sumter.  Beauregard had till recently been an engineering major in the U.S. Army and had been removed from his one week old appointment as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in January, 1861.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 18. 

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