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Name:Edward Jones Magruder
Affiliation:Class of 1855
Biography & Genealogy:Edward Jones Magruder, Class of 1855: Genealogy: Born- May 14, 1835 in Fluvanna Co. Va. Father- James Magruder; Mother- Louisa Watson. Pat. Grandfather- John Bowie Magruder; Pat. Grandmother- Sallie Jones. Mat. Grandfather- David Watson; Mat. Grandmother- Sallie Minor. Married- Florence Fouche, daughter of Simpson Fouche of Rome, Ga. on May 14, 1861. Children- 1- George Hillary Magruder; 2- Simpson Fouche Magruder; 3- Edith Virginia Magruder Leath, who married A. S. Leath; 4- Mary Louisa Magruder, who died in childhood; 5- Eddie Stillwell Magruder Cothran, who married G. S. Cothran; 6- Dudley Boston Magruder. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 23, 1851; Graduated July 4, 1855 standing 10 in a class of 16. Civil War Record- Enlisted May 18, 1861 at Rome, Ga. as Captain of Co. A, 8th Ga. Infantry; Unofficial source says he was wounded twice during the First Battle of Manassas; In hospital Jan. 1862 with jaundice; Elected Major Jan. 28, 1862; Wounded in action (in the face and shoulder) at Garrett's Farm; Promoted to Lt. Col. April 30, 1863; Wounded in action (in the arm) June 21, 1864 near Petersburg, Va.; Signed parole May 11, 1865 in Thomasville, Ga. Careers- Teacher before the war and after the war; Farmer; City Marshal of Rome, Ga. 1880-92. Died- Feb. 27, 1892 in Rome, Ga. Buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, Ga.
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