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

John Bankhead Magruder

Major General, C S A

 
 
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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 37° 11.318′ N, 76° 33.508′ W. Marker is in North Newport News 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. This marker is located at the Newport News Park Campground Headquarters. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Newport News Park Campground
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newport News (approx. ¾ mile away); The Simon Reid Curtis House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North 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.) 
 
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Internet Archive
3. John Bankhead Magruder
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, Vol. 7, 1906 by Rossiter Johnson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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