Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard was trained as a civil engineer while attending West Point. During the Mexican-American War, he served under Winfield Scott. He became the first brigadier general in the Confederate Army and was in command in Charleston, SC at the start of the war, firing on Fort Sumter. Major Robert Anderson, who was in command at Fort Sumter, was a former instructor of Beauregard at West Point. Beauregard commanded forces at the first Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Shiloh and the Siege of Corinth. In 1864 he defended Petersburg, saving the Confederate capital of Richmond. After the war, he returned to Louisiana, where he became a railroad executive.
This Pierre Beauregard mug is part of our Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.