What military experience did the commanders of the opposing forces at Fort Sumter have in common?

Like many top officers in the Civil War, both commanders of the opposing forces at Fort Sumter had fought on the same side in the Mexican War (1846-48).

P.G.T. Beauregard was the Confederate general who gave the order to fire on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, at 4:30 A.M., in the first battle of the Civil War.

His former comrade Robert Anderson surrendered the Union fort after withstanding bombardment for 34 hours.

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