Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lieutenant John T. Magruder

Lt. John T. Magruder.
Just out of West Point.
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This a picture of Brevet Second Lieutenant John T. Magruder, West Point Class of 1857, who was fatally shot about 10 PM, the evening of June 28, 1858 by a resident of Palmetto just west of Marysville, Kansas Territory.  The individual named as the assailant was reported to be a Poor, from Palmetto.

To learn more about his killing and burial and family ties, take this link to my Kansas web site.

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