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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

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.
 
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 Old City Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: 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); Thomas Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Commander Edward Lea (within shouting distance of this marker); Lent Munson Hitchcock (about 300 feet away,
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By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. John Bankhead Magruder Marker
measured in a direct line); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Patrick Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hagemann-Cobb House (approx. half a mile away); Powhatan House (approx. half a mile 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 66 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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