TITLE

DECEMBER 3, 1854

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Ron
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Book of Texas Days;1984, p203
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
This is part of The Book of Texas Days, 1984, which chronicles important events and personalities in Texas history. John Bankhead Magruder was a West Point man from Virginia. He was caught in that boring routine of one posting after another, following a brief taste of glory in the Mexican War. Then came the War Between the States, which made his career--as an officer for the Confederacy. In November 1862, Marguder took over command of the district of Texas. He was to use the backwater of the war to prove to one and all that he was a good fighting man, for shortly after he arrived he drove the Yankees out, and kept them out of Texas for the duration of the war.
ACCESSION #
21474889

 

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