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  • hank9174
    ... John Gregg was born in Lawrence County, Alabama, on September 28, 1828. He graduated from La Grange College and studied law in Tuscumbia. After moving to
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Liu" <stupid1961@h...>
      wrote:
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      "John Gregg was born in Lawrence County, Alabama, on September 28,
      1828. He graduated from La Grange College and studied law in
      Tuscumbia. After moving to Fairfield, Texas, he was elected a
      district judge, and was a member of the state secession convention.

      Gregg served on the Provisional Confederate Congress until after the
      First Battle of Bull Run in July of 1861.

      He returned to Texas, and joined the state Confederate forces. The
      regiment was captured in the surrender of Fort Donelson, but Gregg
      was promoted to brigadier general on August 29, 1862, after he was
      exchanged.

      He participated in the Vicksburg Campaign, and was part of the
      Confederate victory at Chickamauga. Gregg was seriously wounded at
      Chickamauga, but recovered and took command of Lt. Gen. John B.
      Hood's Texas Brigade. Gregg led the Hood's Texas Brigade at the
      Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.
      He was also active in the Petersburg Campaign.

      Gregg was killed on October 7, 1864, while he was leading a
      counterattack on the Darbytown Road. He was buried in Aberdeen,
      Mississippi." - http://www.multied.com/Bio/CWcGENS/CSAGregg.html


      HankC
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