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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Bankhead Magruder

Major General, C S A

 
 
John Bankhead Magruder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. John Bankhead Magruder Marker
Inscription. U.S. Military Academy graduate, 1830, Virginia-born 'Prince John' Magruder served with distinction in the Mexican War. In 1861 he resigned as Colonel, USA and joined the Confederacy. In the Civil War's first planned battle, his forces were victorious at Big Bethel, June 10, 1861. During April 1862 he delayed the Union drive up the Peninsula here at the Battle of Dam No.1. After the war he lived in Mexico. He died in Texas, 1871.
 
Erected 1975 by Bethel Chapter UDC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 11.318′ N, 76° 33.508′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Campsite Drive and Jefferson Avenue (Virginia Route 143), on the right when traveling north on Campsite Drive. Click for map. This marker is located at the Newport News Park Campground Headquarters. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newport News (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Simon Reid Curtis House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away);
Newport News Park Campground image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Newport News Park Campground
Lee Hall Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); C&O "Peninsula Extension" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee Hall Village (approx. 0.9 miles away); “Just Like Sap – Boiling, in the Stream” (approx. one mile away); “The Bullets Would Whistle Around my Head” (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Big Bethel. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Yorktown (Battle of Dam No. 1 ). CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 641 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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