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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