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John Gregg

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Born:
September 28, 1828

Birthplace: Lawrenceville, Alabama

Father: Nathan Gregg 1794 -

Mother: Sarah Pearsall Camp 1800 – 1842
(Buried: Pearsall Cemetery, Colbert County, Alabama)​

Wife: Mary Francis Garth Unknown – 1897
(Buried: Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Aberdeen, Mississippi)​

Education:

1847: Graduated from LaGrange College​

Occupation before War:

Mathematics Professor at LaGrange College​
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1855 – 1860:
District Judge in Freestone County, Texas​
1861: Delegate to Texas State Secession Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: Texas Delegate to Confederate Provincial Congress​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 7th​ Texas Infantry Regiment​
1862: Captured during the Battle of Fort Donelson​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Infantry Regiment​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Jackson, Mississippi​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Cold Harbor​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness​
1864: Killed by a strike to the neck along Charles City Road​

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Died:
October 7, 1864

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Cause of Death: Shots in the Neck

Age at time of Death: 36 years old

Burial Place: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Aberdeen, Mississippi

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Lubliner

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This is a map of the area from the Library of Congress. It shows the Darbytown Road branches off southward from the Williamsburg Road about one half mile (?) before the Charles City Road does. The Union Forces had mounted an offensive from Deep Bottom on the James River at the end of September, and had taken an outer defensive work (Fort Harrison). Due to this, the Cavalry was left patrolling the roads leading out of Richmond, there on the upper Peninsula, all the way around to Hanover Court House northward. It is most probable the roads may have been confused in the report. This split off is notable for its confusion from 1862.
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J. D. Stevens

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This bio says Gregg was killed on the Charles City Road, the book that I'm reading says it was on the Darbytown Road. Are they one and the same?

Gen Gregg was killed during the Battle of Darbytown Road, about 6 miles southeast of Richmond. Following the battle, the remnant of the Texas Brigade took position in the defenses about 4 miles southeast of Richmond between the Williamsburg and Charles City roads. The map provided by Lubliner shows both locations.
 

danny

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8/24-8/31/62 Gregg arrived in Jackson, MS during the last week of Aug. Here he learned the 7th​ Tex prisoners had not yet arrived at Vicksburg, and the Union forces were leaving N Ala for Ky. He quickly left for Ala to locate Mollie [his wife]. They had a plantation 8 miles from Courtland called Kenlock, near Jonesborough. This was a more secure area than her father's plantation just outside Decatur.

There was likely a celebration because John had come home safely from prison, the Yanks had pulled out of N Ala, and John had been nominated for General.
 
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Gen Gregg was killed during the Battle of Darbytown Road, about 6 miles southeast of Richmond. Following the battle, the remnant of the Texas Brigade took position in the defenses about 4 miles southeast of Richmond between the Williamsburg and Charles City roads. The map provided by Lubliner shows both locations.
That shot-to-the-neck that killed him was actually the second time he was hit in the neck. Gregg was hit in the neck while at Chickamauga while serving in Bushrod Johnson's Division.
 
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