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Pierre Beauregard

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Definition: Confederate General and Mexican War who began the war by seizing Fort Sumter, won the First Battle of Bull Run, lost to Grant at Shihoh, directed the successful defense of Petersburg for 10 months, and ended up with Joseph Johnston's army in the Carolinas, where it surrendered.

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The Civil War
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Pierre Beauregard Biography
Find out the details and the backdrop for this important government act.

More on Beauregard
More details on the brigadier general, including an assessment by General Grant.

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