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Civil War Soldiers - Magruder

MAGRUDER, JOHN B., Virginia.
Colonel, Corps of Infantry, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., June 17, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., October 7, 1861.
Died at Houston, Tex., February 19, 1871.

April 29, 1861, assigned command of artillery in and about Richmond. May 8, 1861, assigned command of Virginia State forces in and about Richmond. Commanding District of Yorktown, Department of the Peninsula, May 21, 1861, to February 1, 1862. April 18, 1862, assigned to command right wing, Army of Northern Virginia. Commanding the District of Texas, Trans-Mississippi Department, October 10, 1862. Commanding District of New Mexico and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department, August 11, 1864, to March 31, 1865.

Magruder, John Bankhead, born in Virginia, appointed from Virginia cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1826; graduated fifteenth in a class of forty-two.
Brevet second lieutenant, and second lieutenant, Seventh Infantry, July 1, 1830; transferred to First Artillery, August 11, 1831.
First lieutenant, March 31, 1836.
Captain, June 18, 1846.
Brevet major, April 18, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico, and
Lieutenant colonel, September 13, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Chapultepec, Mexico.
Resigned April 20, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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