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Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant(Encyclopedia)Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant b´rgärd [key], 1818–93, Confederate general, b. St. Bernard parish, La., grad. West Point, 1838. As engineer on the staff of Winfield Scott in the Mexican Wa...
Drewry's Bluff(Encyclopedia)Drewry's Bluff droor´z [key], high ground on the southern bank of the James River, E Va., S of Richmond; scene of two engagements in the Civil War. On May 15, 1862, the Confederates, positioned o...
Charpentier, Gustave(Encyclopedia)Charpentier, Gustave güstäv´ shärpäNty´ [key], 1860–1956, French composer; pupil of Massenet. His best-known works are the opera Louise (1900), portraying bohemian Parisian life, and his orc...
Rouen(Encyclopedia)Rouen rooäN´ [key], city (1990 pop. 105,470), capital of Seine-Maritime dept., N France. Situated on the Seine near its mouth at the English Channel, Rouen functions as the port of Paris, handling...
Whitehead, Gustave Albin(Encyclopedia)Whitehead, Gustave Albin, 1874–1927, German inventor and airplane pioneer, b. Gustav Albin Weisskopf. He immigrated to the United States in 1893 and later Americanized his name, but never became a c...
Le Bon, Gustave(Encyclopedia)Le Bon, Gustave güstäv´ l bôN [key], 1841–1931, French psychologist and sociologist. He was the author of a number of works on social psychology, in which he expounded theories of national tra...
Wappers, Gustave, Baron(Encyclopedia)Wappers, Gustave, Baron güstäv´ bärôN´ väprs´, väp´rs [key], 1803–74, Belgian historical and genre painter. For many years director of the Antwerp Academy, he introduced the romantic s...
Preston, John Smith(Encyclopedia)Preston, John Smith, 1809–81, Confederate general in the American Civil War, b. near Abingdon, Va. He practiced law at Abingdon and Columbia, S.C., but made his fortune operating a Louisiana sugar p...
Shiloh, battle of(Encyclopedia)Shiloh, battle of, Apr. 6–7, 1862, one of the great battles of the American Civil War. The battle took its name from Shiloh Church, a meetinghouse c.3 mi (5 km) SSW of Pittsburg Landing, which was a...
Courbet, Gustave(Encyclopedia)Courbet, Gustave güstäv´ koorb´ [key], 1819–77, French painter, b. Ornans. He moved to Paris in 1839 and studied there, learning chiefly by copying masterpieces in the Louvre. An avowed real...
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