Commanding OﬃcersConfederate Col. John Bankhead Magruder (1807-1871) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1830. He served in e Second Sem inole War 1835-1842) and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), and commanded an artillery battery in Washington, D.C., when the Civil War began. He resigned his commission, was appointed a Confederate colonel, and was assigned to defend the Peninsula. Lauded for his success at Big Bethel, he failed at Malvern Hill under Gen. Robert E. Lee a year later. Magruder was reassigned to Texas, where he won the Battle of Galveston on January 1, 1863. After the war, he first fled to Mexico and served in the army of Emperor Maximilian I, and the settled in Houston, Texas, where he died.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 373234 N 4105996|
|Decimal Degrees||37.09170000, -76.42638333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 5.502', W 76° 25.583'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 5' 30.12" N, 76° 25' 34.98" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1645 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton VA 23666, US|
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