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Lieut James Watson Magruder
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1839
Fluvanna County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 12, 1864
Henrico County
Virginia, USA

Albemarle Light Horse, Co. K., 2nd Va Cavalry, CSA

He was killed in the Battle of Meadow Bridge, Henrico County, VA, near where Meadowbridge Road crosses the Chickahominy River.

The following items related to his family can be found at the The Library of Virginia:

*Magruder family. Letters, 1856-1865. Accession 21150. 71 leaves. Photostats (negative). Library of Va.

*Letters, 1856-1865, of the Magruder family of Albemarle County, Virginia, consisting of: (1) a letter, 27 March 1856, from John Bowie Magruder (1839-1863) to his sister Evy [Eva] M. Magruder describing life at the University of Virginia; (2) letters, 1862-1863, from John Bowie Magruder to his father Benjamin Henry Magruder (1808-1885) and his sister Evy providing news of his Civil War experiences while serving with the 57th Virginia Infantry from service in Suffolk, Virginia, to the days before the battle of Gettysburg; (3) letters, 1862-1864, from George Shelton Magruder (1842-1864) to his cousin Evy M. Magruder commenting on his service with the 13th Virginia Infantry; (4) a letter, 12 May 1863, from Eva M. Magruder to John Bowie Magruder concerning the War in Albemarle County; (5) a letter, 8 August 1863, James W. Magruder (1839-1864) to Eva M. Magruder commenting on the probable death of John Bowie Magruder at Gettysburg and on the War; (6) a letter, 29 June 1864, from Eva M. Magruder DeJarnette to her father Benjamin Henry Magruder concerning Union raids in Caroline County, Virginia; (7) letter, 14-20 March 1865, from Henry Magruder (1845-1891) to his sister Eva M. Magruder DeJarnette concerning Union raids in Albemarle County; (8) a letter, n.d., from Eva M. Magruder to her sister Julia Magruder Tyler (1837-1873) detailing the death of their brother John Bowie Magruder at the battle of Gettysburg; (9) a letter, 25 April 1863, from Robert Johnston (1830-1902) for General George Pickett (1825-1875) commending Magruder and the 57th Virginia for actions during a skirmish.

*Letters, 1859-1863, of the Magruder family of Albemarle and Fluvanna Counties, Virginia, consisting of letters, 1859-1863, from John Bowie Magruder (1839-1863) to his brother, Henry Minor Magruder (1845-1891), commenting on family matters, business, education, and details of the campaigns John Magruder participated in. (1) A letter, 20 December 1862, from John Magruder to his father Benjamin Henry Magruder discussing military actions and describing the battle of Fredericksburg; (2) a letter, 9 March 1862, from John Bowie Magruder to Evy [Eva] M. Magruder describing Fort Dillard and the surrounding Gates County, North Carolina, countryside; (3) a letter, 27 May 1863, from John Bowie Magruder to Julia Magruder Tyler commenting on a fight his command was in, its march to Richmond, Virginia, and plans for a Pennsylvania invasion.

*Letters, 1861-1863, from Henry Minor Magruder to John Bowie Magruder discussing business, family and personal matters. Also included are biographical notes on members of the Magruder family, including E. J. Magruder, George Shelton Magruder, John Hillery Magruder, James Watson Magruder, and E. T. H. Warren.

*Papers, 1862-1870, of George A. Magruder containing special orders concerning Magruder's military assignments with the Confederate States, the appointment of Magruder as a major, an order to go to London, England, and Paris, France, with certain communications, and a letter of recommendation by Robert E. Lee, written after the War, from Washington College.
Bracketts Farm Cemetery
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
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Record added: Apr 24, 2010
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