General Beauregard Doll
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1861–1865
Medium: Doll, porcelain and leather
Publisher: Museum of the Confederacy

General Beauregard Doll

A Civil War–era doll features a porcelain face and leather clothing that mimics a Confederate uniform. The owner of the doll, a girl named Anna Brown Hayes who lived in Hicksford (now Emporia) in Southside Virginia, named the doll "General Beauregard" after the popular Confederate general G. T. Beauregard. This was one of the few possessions left to the Hayes family after their home had been burned by Union soldiers. According to family lore, young Anna would infuriate Union soldiers by waving the doll and shouting, "Hurrah for General Beauregard," as they passed.