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Crowd cheers as New Orleans removes third Confederate monument

  • Early Wednesday, a crowd of onlookers cheered as New Orleans removed a monument to General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard, a military hero of the slave-owning Confederate States of America.
  • The monument is the third of four monuments to the Confederacy scheduled to be removed from the city.
  • “Today we take another step in defining our city not by our past but by our bright future,“ Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, said in a press release, "While we must honor our history, we will not allow the Confederacy to be put on a pedestal in the heart of New Orleans.” Read more (5/17/17)

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General PGT Beauregard (Confederate)

The Louisiana general was one of several Civil War figures to be likened to Napoleon. And there’s certainly a European look to his stylish moustache-and-sliver-of-a-beard combo.

Beauregard was a star Confederate general in the early days of the war, overseeing the bombardment of Fort Sumter that kicked the whole thing off, and then assuming command at Shiloh following the death of Albert Sidney Johnston. Beauregard arrived at Shiloh with Napoleon’s line of battle from Waterloo in his pocket, and like his hero he had to spend some time in exile when he was relieved of command following his decision to withdraw from Corinth without a fight. His later defences of Charleston and Petersburg restored his reputation, and after the war he declined offers to take charge of the armies of Brazil, Egypt and Romania.

So um.

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard State’s Rights Sessions III

lied under oath to Congress

about whether he was in contact with Russia during the campaign.

He committed perjury.

Sounds like we’ve found the second administration member to bite the dust.

“Flag of Sumter” by Conrad Wise Chapman.

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, Chapman’s deep emotional connection to the South compelled him to join the Confederat State of America, where he served in the 3rd Kentuckey Infantry Volunteers and was wounded at Shiloh. Upon recovery he joined General P.G.T. Beauregard, Commander of the South Carolina and Georgia CSA Armies with a specialized detail: to pictorially document the extensive defenses around Charleston Harbor. In all he completed 31 painting of the fortifications and the submarine H.L. Hunley, now on display after raizing, in Charleston.

Okay okay but Drew being a bitch and anti-love because she used to be best friends with Silena and felt that the ideals her friend stood for are what got her killed in the end

Things that could be going through The General’s head right now:

“Ok. See, now you’re just asking for it”

“I told you I could open that drawer without opposable thumbs.”

“Fool you once, shame on me. Fool you twice, shame on you. Fool you three times, you’re an idiot.”

“I am like the ninja. I will always find your earbuds and you will no longer be able to listen to awesome music or audiobooks through your left ear. Only the left! Mwah ha ha!”

“What? I was hungry!”