John Bankhead Magruder : a military reappraisal / Thomas M. Settles ; genealogy by Kimberly C. Campbell.
Contributor(s): Campbell, Kimberly Curtis.Material type: TextSeries: Southern biography series: Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, Copyright date: ©2009Description: xi, 346 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780807133910 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807133914 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871 | Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871 -- Military leadership | Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography | United States. Army -- Biography | Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Artillery operations, Confederate | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Soldiers -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 973.7/82092 LOC classification: E467.1.M36 | S48 2009
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-325) and index.
Every inch a soldier -- Opportunity in Mexico -- Between the wars -- Protecting the approach to Richmond -- Magruder defends, Johnston retreats -- "In obedience to your orders, twice repeated" -- High tide, low tide, in Texas -- Postwar odyssey.
Biography of Confederate General John Bankhead Magruder, third in command of Virginia's forces at the time of the Civil War beginning with telling of Magruder's ancestors. Magruder's education, his role in the war, and finally his death is also discussed at length. The author concentrates most on Magruder's battles and the relationships with other Confederate officers.