Prince John Magruder
Principe John Magruder

Prince John Magruder

John Magruder was a career military officer who served in the armies of three nations. He was a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican-American War, a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and a postbellum general in the Imperial Mexican Army. Known as "Prince John" to his army friends, Magruder was most noted for his actions in delaying Federal troops during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign through elaborate ruses that gave Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan the impression that the Confederates had more forces than in actuality, and in successfully defending Galveston, Texas, against the Union Army and Navy early in 1863. Image Description: Portrait shows John Madruger in what appears to be decorated military attire. The image shows Madruger from his chest up looking directly at the camera. His jacket is adorned with four sets of buttons coming down from his collar. At his collar there appears to be stars and underneath a white shirt. His dark hair is long but remains above his ears and parted at the side. His also dark beard comes down his side burns and he wears a dark mustache that curves upwards at the ends.

Area: Northeast / Ft. Bliss

Source: El Paso County Historical Society

Uploaded by: El Paso Museum of History


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