John Bowie Magruder

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John Bowie Magruder was born on November 10, 1839, in Scottsville, the eldest son of Benjamin Henry Magruder and Maria Louisa (Minor) Magruder.

After graduating from the Albemarle Military Academy (John Bowie Strange, Superintendent), he entered the University of Virginia, where he received his M.A. degree in 1860. In the spring of 1861, he took a special three-month military course at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, and raised a company in Albemarle County known as the Rivanna Guards. As captain, he took the company to Richmond in June 1861 where they were mustered in with the 57th Regiment under Lewis A. Armistead. Magruder was promoted to Colonel after the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 22, 1862. He was wounded during Pickett's Charge in the battle of Gettysburg July 3, 1863, and carried to a hospital near the battlefield where he died on July 5th at the age of 23.

Burial at Maplewood Cemetery in the Magurder family section.