Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Bankhead Magruder
(August 15, 1810 - February 19, 1871)
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.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7525.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil.
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. Marker is at fence to the left after entering the Trinity Episcopal Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4002 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerJames Love (a few steps from this marker); George Campbell Childress (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John M. Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William S. Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Nahor Biggs Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Trezevant Wigfall (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel May Williams (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . .
1. John Bankhead Magruder. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Under Magruder's command Galveston was recaptured during the Civil War. See this article and 50 others regarding activities of John Magruder. (Submitted on May 8, 2021, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 18, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.