b. ? Newark, New Jersey. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/12/1864 Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Magee was the youngest person from the state of New Jersey to have ever earned the Medal of Honor.
At the time of Magee’s enlistment in the United States Army, he was about the age of only 14 years. He left behind his family in Newark to fight and serve in the American Civil War as a drummer.
In a charge, Magee was among the first to reach a battery of the enemy and, with one or two others, mounted the artillery horses and took two guns into the Union lines.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.