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

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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Battles/Soldiers
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