(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.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 324068 N 3241886|
|Decimal Degrees||29.29370000, -94.81126667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 17.622', W 94° 48.676'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 17' 37.32" N, 94° 48' 40.56" W|
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|Area Code(s)||409, 281|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1101-1199 40th St, Galveston TX 77550, US|
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