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Maxcy Gregg

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Born: August 1, 1814

Birthplace: Columbia South Carolina

Father: Colonel James Gregg 1787 – 1852
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina)​

Mother: Cornelia Manning Maxcy 1792 – 1862
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina)​

Education:

Graduated from South Carolina College – (1st​ in class)​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina​
Served in the Mexican War rising to Major
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Owner of his own private observatory​
Strong Advocate for States Rights, and Secession​
1860: Delegate to South Carolina Secession Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of First South Carolina Infantry Regiment​
Served on duty on Sullivan's Island & Morris Island​
1861: Participated in First Battle of Bull Run​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General in Confederate Army​
1862: Participated in the Capture of Harpers Ferry, Virginia
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1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam, Wounded in the thigh​
1862: Participated in Battle of Fredericksburg, Mortally Wounded in the Spine​

Died: December 15, 1862

Place of Death: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Cause of Death: Wounds to his spine

Age at time of Death: 48 years old

Burial Place: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, South Carolina
 
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Paul Yancey

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After his wounding, Gregg was taken to the home of Thomas Yerby. As he lay on his death bed, Gregg wished to see Stonewall Jackson to apologize for some past criticisms he made of Jackson. In his book The Fredericksburg Campaign, Francis O'Reilly describes this last meeting between Jackson and Gregg --

"Maxcy Gregg tried to stammer an apology, but Jackson assured the dying man that he had not been offended. "The doctors tell me that you have not long to live," Jackson said kindly as took his subordinate's hand. "Let me ask you to dismiss this matter from your mind and turn your thoughts to God and to the world to which you must go." Gregg's eyes welled with tears. "I thank you" he choked, "I thank you very much." The general passed away quietly before daybreak. A house guest recalled, "He looked very handsome as he lay in his last sleep." Stonewall Jackson rode silently back to camp with Dr. McGuire. The medical director broke the silence by asking his chief how they were going to cope with the expected Union attack that morning. Jackson, still deeply affected, snapped, "Kill them, sir! kill every man!"
 

danny

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Maxcy Gregg:

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Born: August 1, 1814
Birthplace: Columbia South CarolinaView attachment 367949
Father: Colonel James Gregg 1787 – 1852
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina)
Mother: Cornelia Manning Maxcy 1792 – 1862
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina)
Wife: None

Education:
Graduated from South Carolina College – (1st​ in class)

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Columbia South Carolina
Served in the Mexican War rising to Major
Owner of his own private observatory
Strong Advocate for States Rights and Secession
1860: Delegate to South Carolina Secession Convention

Civil War Career:
1861: Colonel of First South Carolina Infantry Regiment
Served on duty on Sullivan's Island & Morris Island
1861: Participated in First Battle of Bull Run
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General in Confederate Army
1862: Participated in the Capture of Harpers Ferry Virginia
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam Wounded in thighView attachment 367950
1862: Participated in Battle of Fredericksburg Mortally Wounded Spine


Died:
December 15, 1862
Place of Death: Fredericksburg Virginia
Cause of Death: Wounds to his spine
Age at time of Death: 48 years old
Burial Place: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina



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That second picture looks a lot like General John Gregg of Texas
 

ErnieMac

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When Columbia SC was captured by Sherman's forces and subsequently burned Maxcy Gregg's home was ransacked by Federal troops. Among the items taken were his cane, sash, epaulettes and the pants he was wearing when fatally wounded at Fredericksburg. Damage to the home was minimal and it's still standing in Columbia.
 

dgfred

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What a cool first name... I see named after his mother's side of the family.
 

JSylvester

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I best remember Gregg for the following quote from Shelby Foote's Civil War on Second Manassas: "On a rocky knoll, here on the far-east margin of the conflict, Rebs and Yanks fought hand to hand. Bayonets crossed; rifle butts cracked skulls. A bachelor lawyer, somewhat deaf, Gregg strode up and down, brandishing an old Revolutionary scimitar and calling for a rally. "Let us die here, my men. Let us die here,“ he said. Many did die, something over 600 in all, but the knoll was held.“
 
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