After the Civil War concluded, Beauregard returned home to Louisiana. Several foreign governments tried to persuade him to accept leadership positions in their militaries, but he ended up turning down all of these offers. He worked as a railroad company executive until the mid-1870s, when he became involved in state government as supervisor of the Louisiana State Lottery and adjutant general (officer in charge) of the state's National Guard. In 1888, he was elected commissioner of public works for New Orleans. Beauregard died in New Orleans on February 20, 1893, after a brief illness.
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