John Bankhead Magruder: A Military Reappraisal

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Of all the major figures of the Civil War era, Confederate General John Bankhead Magruder is perhaps the least understood. The third-ranking officer in Virginias forces, behind Robert E. Lee and Joseph E. Johnston, Magruder left no diary, no completed memoirs, no will, not even a family Bible. There are no genealogical records and very few surviving personal papers. It is not surprising, then, that much existing literature about Magruder is incorrect. In John Bankhead Magruder, an exhaustive biography that reflects more ...

John Bankhead Magruder: A Military Reappraisal 2009, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807133910