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John Bankhead Magruder

(August 15, 1810 - February 19, 1871)

 
 
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By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. John Bankhead Magruder Marker
Inscription. Virginia native John Bankhead Magruder graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1830. For meritorious service in the Mexican War (1846-48) Magruder was promoted to lieutenant colonel. He later resigned from the U.S. Army to join the Confederacy in 1861. As commander of the Texas District he overcame a Federal blockade and regained control of Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast. After the Civil War he fled to Mexico and served in Maximillian's army.
Recorded-1994

 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7525.)
 
Location. 29° 17.622′ N, 94° 48.676′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue K. Touch for map. Marker is at fence to the left after entering the Episcopal Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Love (a few steps from this marker); Nahor Biggs Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Trezevant Wigfall
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By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. John Bankhead Magruder Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel May Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Commander Edward Lea (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren D. C. Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lent Munson Hitchcock (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  John Bankhead Magruder. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
John Bankhead Magruder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
3. John Bankhead Magruder Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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