General Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard (May 1818 - February best known as a General for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War, was also a writer, civil servant, and inventor.
Brigadier General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard was in charge of Confederate fortifications in Charleston harbor in spring of It was he who ordered the first shots of the Battle of Fort Sumter fired against his friend, US Army Major Robert Anderson.
"Ten Oaks," built in was the largest house in Calhoun County, AL, at the time. General Beauregard stood on the front balcony to be serenaded by the people of Jacksonville. The house was his headquarters in October