John Bankhead Magruder

John Bankhead Magruder (HMXSB)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 17.622', W 94° 48.676'

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(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.
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HM NumberHMXSB
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Marker Number7525
Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 324068 N 3241886
Decimal Degrees29.29370000, -94.81126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 17.622', W 94° 48.676'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 17' 37.32" N, 94° 48' 40.56" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1199 40th St, Galveston TX 77550, US
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