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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II
p692
1783

(Born Va.)

John T. Magruder

(Ap'd at Large)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Cavalry, July 1, 1857.

Served at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1857‑58.

Died, June 28, 1858, at Maryville, Neb.: Aged 21.a

Buried, Camp Floyd Cemetery, Fairfield, UT.


Thayer's Note:

a That Lt. Magruder should have died in Nebraska when he was posted to Pennsylvania may catch our attention; the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above states that he was killed in a cavalry charge against Mormons. If — as seems likely to me — this is accurate and Gen. Cullum intentionally chose to ignore it, the question then becomes, "Why?"


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