Clay Model of the P. G. T. Beauregard Commemorative Statue


This is a clay model of the General P. G. T. Beauregard Statue. The Statue will be 8 feet long by 7 feet tall, on a 2,000 pound marble base. It will be placed on the lawn of the Beauregard Parish Courthouse.

Beauregard Parish, Louisiana was formed in 1913, and was named for General Beauregard. His children donated two Civil War era cannons to the Parish, which were prominently displayed on the Courthouse lawn until World War Two, when they were donated by the Parish as scrap metal to assist with the war effort. Since then, the Parish has been without any kind of memorial to its namesake.

The Beauregard Committee is a not for profit educational organization formed in 1996 to commemorate the memory of General P. G. T. Beauregard. It has obtained permission from the Parish government to erect a Statue of General Beauregard on the lawn of the Parish Courthouse. The local chapter of the NAACP fully endorses this project as relevant to the history of Beauregard Parish.

This statue is estimated to cost $85,000, and it will be erected without any government funding. We are seeking your donations to assist us with erecting this statue to General P. G. T. Beauregard.

Your donation may be tax deductable. Please consult with your tax advisor.

Donations should be sent to:

The Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Beauregard Committee
603 South Texas Street
DeRidder, Louisiana 70634


1998 Robert A. Belflower

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