Major Pierre Gustave T. Beauregard takes up his appointment as Superintendent of West Point

Major Pierre G.T. Beauregard took up his appointment as head of the United States Military Academy at West Point despite his well-known southern, and secessionist, sympathies.  Within a week 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.
 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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