NEW ORLEANS —The city of New Orleans has begun the process of removing the P.G.T. Beauregard monument at City Park.
City officials said in a statement Tuesday evening that the Beauregard monument, the third Confederate monument targeted for removal. “Today, we take another step in defining our city not by our past, but by our bright future,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu in a statement.
The Beauregard monument is the third one to be removed in New Orleans. The first was the Battle of Liberty Place near the Mississippi Riverwalk and the second was the Jefferson Davis monument in Mid-City.
“While we must honor our history, we will not allow the Confederacy to be put on a pedestal in the heart of New Orleans,” Landrieu said.
Changing and erasing history to cradle cry babies is ridiculous.
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Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893) was a U.S. military officer who later served as a Confederate general during the Civil War (1861-65). He died in 1893 at the age of 74. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard—more commonly known as P.G.T or G.T. Beauregard—was born on May 28, 1818, into a prominent Creole family in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. He was raised on a sugarcane plantation outside of New Orleans and in his youth attended school in New York City. In 1834 Beauregard was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Read more