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More commonly known as P.G.T. Beauregard. He was a Southern general who was in command at the First Battle of Bull Run. Johnston and Beauregard would argue over who should take credit for this victory. He's a relatively minor figure in the war.

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Which confederate general won the first major battle of the civil war?

Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard is credited as the winning general of the First Battle of Bull Run. However, Brigadier General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was the biggest contributor to the victory.

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What happened in the US on July 21 1861?

The First Battle of Bull Run was fought near Manassas Junction in Virginia, the first major land battle of the US Civil War. To the surprise of many Northerners, the Confederate forces under generals Beauregard and Joseph Johnston won the battle. As an aside, this was the largest battle ever fought in North America.

Why was lincolns death important?

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Was Pierre GT Beauregard injured in the Civil War?

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General P.G.T. Beauregard fought on the Confederate side.

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Why was Pierre Beauregard important to the civil war?

He was not especially important to the outcome of the conflict. But he gave the order for the first shots of the war (Fort Sumter) and then was joint-commander of the victorious Confederate army in the war's first pitched battle (Bull Run/Manassas). He was then posted to the Western theatre, where he suffered various defeats, and then a long illness that kept him out of the later campaigns.

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