Maxcy Gregg - Advocate of States Rights

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Maxcy Gregg:

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 Gregg 1792 – 1862

(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina)

Wife: None

Education:

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

Occupation:

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 Harper's Ferry Virginia

1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam Wounded in thigh

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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