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John William MagruderRoster ID 2421
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1865|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John William Magruder, Class of 1865: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 2, 1845 at Woodstock, Va. Father- William Wilson Magruder; Mother- Mary Susan Williams. Pat. Grandfather- George B. Magruder; Pat. Grandmother- unknown. Mat. Grandfather- Philip Williams; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah Crondson. Married- Mary Luesetia Donaldson. Children- 1- Edward Magruder; 2- Dunbar Magruder; 3- Dr. Frank A. Magruder; 4- Lieut. John Magruder; 5- Robert Magruder; 6- Mrs. Charles McGehee [given name unknown]; 7- Lula Magruder. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Feb. 8, 1862; Given furlough May 29, 1862, but did not return to VMI. Civil War Record- Drilled boys at Randolph-Macon Military Academy while on furlough from VMI; Captured at an unknown time and place, but released because of his youth; unofficial source says he acted as a courier at Gen. Robert E. Lee's Head Quarters during the winter of 1863-64, then joined Co. C of 7th Va. Cavalry as a Private, but no official record of such service is found. Served as officer (Captain, Major, Lt. Col.) in the 2nd Va. in Va. National Guard 1893-98. Careers- Military Officer; Banker; Farmer. Died- July 2, 1915. Buried at Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, Va.|