CSA Soldiers at Soldiers' Rest
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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J. L. Maganos
Co. D
4 Miss Cav

[Joseph L. Maganos
. 1825, Md; d. 1899;
residence at death, Vicksburg]

Photo by Wayne McMaster
Bertha G Maganos
1845 - 1929

[Bertha Geiger Maganos,
wife of Joseph L. Maganos
and sister of CSA veteran Otto Geiger.
He is also interred in the Maganos lot.
See the Maganos' petition concerning
Otto's estate further below.]

Photo by Wayne McMaster
George E. Maganos
1877 - 1901

Interred in the Maganos lot
Note the dates, b. 1877, d. 1901.
Son of Joseph and Bertha Maganos.


Corporal J. L. Maganos signed on with the 4th Miss Cav, Co. D.

Maganos, Joseph L., Cpl., 4th Miss. Cav., Co. D; enrolled at Port Gibson 15 Jul 1862; paroled at Jackson 13 May 1865, at which time he  gave his residence as Rocky Springs, Claiborne Co.

His first name is Joseph. We know this because someone named Mary R. Maganos applied for his War Department headstone after his death and she used the name Joseph. However, since this soldier's record was in the name of J. L. Maganos, that is what was put on his stone. (See application below.)

Cemetery records show a Mary R. Maganos (16 Nov 1866 - 2 Mar 1951) interred in the same lot as Corp. J. L. Maganos.

Record at fold3.com/image/20/65631408/


Above, left, J. L. Maganos enrolled 15 Jul 1862 in Port Gibson and was present for the company muster roll of 15 Mar to 30 Jun 1862

Above and at left, he has two cards recording his being a prisoner of war at war's end. One gives his residence as Claiborn[e] County, Miss., and his parole at Gainesville, Ala., 12 May, 1865.

The one to the left shows his residence at Rocky Springs, Claiborne Co., Miss., and his parole at Jackson, Miss., 13 May 1865.

1860 Federal Census

Here he is shown as J. Mcginnis 34 Clerk born in Maryland, on the 1860 US Federal Census for Police District No. 3 in Claiborne Co., Miss., Post Office Rocky Springs. He works as a clerk.



1880 Federal Census

On the 1880 US Federal Census for Vicksburg 1st Ward, Warren Co., Miss., this family is shown as Joe L. Maginnos 52 born in Maryland, Bertha Maginnos 32 wife born in Baden (Germany?), and the three children born in Mississippi, Mary 13 daughter, Josie 11 daughter, and George 2 son.

Joe L. Maginnos was a Justice of the Peace. His father was born in Alsace (France), and his mother was born in Maryland.

The Maganos family, like others on this census page, lived on Monroe Street in Vicksburg.

(The enlargement immediately below shows Joseph's middle initial L. The source of this census form image, ancestry.com, has misread it as an S.)


This is the Petition for Letters of Administration which Joseph Maganos and his wife Bertha filed 11 Oct 1880 after the death of her brother Otto Geiger. Otto died 21 Jul 1880 without a will, leaving his sister Bertha his "next of kin and heir."

Note her middle initial is J., and Joseph's middle initial is L.

The signatures of Bertha and Joseph Maganos are in the lower right-hand corner. Note Joseph's definite L.

(Image from Ancestry.com)


Application for Grave Marker

On 29 May 1940, Mary R. Maganos, his daughter???, made application to the War Department for an "Upright Marble Headstone," requesting the name Joseph L. Maganos.

No "Joseph" L. Maganos was found because his military record was in the name J. L. Maganos, thus, that was the name put on the marker.

Mary R. Maganos also made application for a flat marker for Otto Geiger. He was also 4 Miss Cav and is interred in their family lot.

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