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Name:George Allen Magruder
Affiliation:Class of 1862
Biography & Genealogy:George Allen Magruder Jr., Class of 1862 (graduated 25 out of 35). Born- August 20, 1842. Matriculated from Washington D.C. At VMI 2 years (entered as a sophomore). Military Record: Drill Master, Richmond spring 1861. Volunteer Aide-de-camp (as civilian) on staff of his uncle Brig Gen (later Maj Gen) J.B. Magruder. Appointed Cadet and Aide-de-camp, Reserve Army CS July 19, 1861. Acting Assistant Adjutant General and Acting Inspector General on Gen Magruder's staff 1861-62. In March 1862 appointed 1st Lieutenant, Capt T.J. Page's Company Virginia Light Artillery (Magruder Light Artillery). In October 1862 sent to serve on staff of Gen Magruder in the Trans-Mississippi. Became Acting Chief of Artillery, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona June 1863. Appointed Major September 1, 1863. (Probbably one of Gen E.K. Smith's Trans-Mississippi, never confirmed by War Department). Served as Aide-de-camp, Chief of Artillery and Ordnance, and Acting Assistant Adjutant General for Gen Magruder for rest of war. In late 1863-early 1864 took dispatches to Cuba and Europe. Praised for services in Seven Days and at Galveston, Tx. Signed parole June 14, 1865 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Post War Career: Lived in France. Died- Believed to have died on or after 1909.
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