P.G.T. Beauregard

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  • Shiloh Essay

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    yeild the fight. The enemy succeeded in capturing myself and two thousand two hundred rank and file, many of them being wounded" (The Rebellion Record, 1865 p 258). Prentiss was captured along with 2200 Union troops. In an interview with General Beauregard after being captured, General Prentiss stated concerning the Union Army at Pittsburg "I am afraid that all of our men will be taken" (New Orleans, Times-Picayune, 1862). When a bystander asked him about General Buell he stated "Buell is not coming

  • The Characteristics Of Jefferson Davis

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    Jefferson Davis ,most famously known as the president of the Confederate States during the Civil War, was an interesting subject of the 19th century. You would think it was because of his contributions to the war or lack thereof, but unfortunately he is associated more with his peculiar characteristics. Many of the characteristics are equivalent to those of basic people carrying out normal lives. The expectancy of loyalty and respect, indecisiveness, and not being capable of admitting faults, we

  • Summary Of Address On Confederate Monuments

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    3). Next, Landrieu goes on to assert that although this tragic history is the reality of New Orleans, it cannot be something that the city is afraid of. Landrieu then claims that these statues dedicated to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard were part of a movement by a cult that was trying to hide the truth, which was “that the Confederacy was on the wrong side of humanity” (Landrieu, 2017, page 4). This claim leads to us to the belief that these monuments stand for what is called

  • The Great City Of New Orleans

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    are the Robert E. Lee Monument in the center of Lee Circle and the P.G.T Beauregard Statue on City Park Ave. The mayor feels the statues should be removed not only because of their confederate backgrounds, but because they don’t have anything to do with the history of New Orleans. So, let’s explore the background of these two, controversial statues, beginning with the Robert E. Lee Monument, and then going to the P.G.T Beauregard Statue, but before we discuss the statue let 's start with the man

  • Why Is Fort Sumter Important

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    Confederate General P.G.T Beauregard on April 12, 1861, bombarded Fort Sumter. The day before, on Thursday, April 11, 1861, General Beauregard had sent over three aides, Colonel James Chestnut, Jr., Captain Stephen D. Lee, and Lieutenant A.R. Chisolm. These three men were sent over to demand that Major Robert Anderson surrender Fort Sumter and without hesitation, Major Anderson declined and sent the three men walking. When the news was reported to General Beauregard he consulted with the

  • The Battle Of Bull Run

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    many more lives. The US Civil War is known as the second most deadly war America has ever experienced (behind World War II). The leading commanders of the Battle of Bull Run were General Irvin McDowell, from the Union, and Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard and General Joseph E. Johnston, from the Confederacy. Neither of the commanding generals from North nor South was remotely ready for the conditions and the casualties their armies would endure in this war. The most important thing they did not

  • The Confederate Flag

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    meaning behind the “Confederate Flag” is a perfect example. The Confederate Flag is one of America’s most embattled symbolic controversies. Created in 1861in a battle between the South, Confederates, and the North, Union, two men by the name P.G.T. Beauregard and Congressman William P. Miles designed and created a flag that would represent the true southern pride and demands that would not only bring about conflict with one half of the nation but also with our American society today.

  • Civil War Battle Of Shiloh

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    the first days of American independence, and culminated in actual armed conflict shortly after Abraham Lincoln’s first election to the presidency in 1860 (“The American Civil War,” n.d.). On April 12, 1861 Confederate troops under General Pierre Beauregard fired on Fort Sumter (in Charleston, South Carolina) with fifty cannons, thus initiating the beginning of the Civil War (“The U.S. Civil War,” 1996). And this, of course, was only the first of many military actions which would rage throughout the

  • Battle Of Shilh Research Paper

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    Angela Rodriguez 7th period Battle of Shiloh The Battle of Shiloh started on Sunday, April 6, 1862 and ended Monday, April 7 1862. General Albert Sidney Johnston was there commander and was forced to withdraw from Kentucky. In order to prepare for future offensive operations, he assembled his forces to the Corinth Mississippi. The Union commander, Major General Ulysses S. Grant retreated his army to the Pittsburg Landing spot near the Tennessee River. Grant's army made camp there to

  • Battle Of Fort Sumter Essay

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    On April 12-14, 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter happened. The location of the Battle of Fort Sumter is near Charleston, South Carolina. General P.G.T Beauregard, who was the commander of the Confederate army, ordered for the Union’s surrender of the Fort. However, Major Robert Anderson stood his front and refused to surrender which resulted in the Confederates opening fire on the Fort on April 12. Major Robert Anderson was unable to return the gunfire for the first two hours as the fort lacked ammunition