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The answer is John Bankhead Magruder. Magruder accomplished this through the use of quaker guns - wodden logs carved to resemble cannons - shifting his real artillery from position to position and firing them frequently and liberally - to give the impression of there being more artillery in place than there actually was - and by marching small groups of his command past across the same positions numerous times - to give the impression of there being more men in position than there actually were.

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It was Confederate General John Magruder who tricked McClellan into believing the Confederate infantry was larger than it was in reality. The Siege of Yorktown happened in 1862.

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