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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865, Biographical sketch of
Biographical sketch of General Beauregard. the greatest boon that can be bestowed upon a people is the adequate setting forth of the history of their illustrious men. The achievements of these, duly recorded, stand forth as beaconlights to guide coming generations; and as a just appreciation of greatness indicates worth in a people, and points to future advancement on their part, so surely does indifference to merited renown denote popular degeneracy and decay. We therefore welcome ever
heroic chieftains of the Confederate army; whose military career and successes have called forth the admiration of Europe as well as of America, and of whom Louisiana, his native State, is—and well may be—fondly proud.
Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard was born in the parish of St. Bernard, near the city of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, on the 28th of May, 1818.
The earliest authentic records of his family, one of the oldest and most illustrious of Louisiana, go back to the year 1290, o