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Aberdeen in Monroe County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Brigadier General John Gregg

 
 
Brigadier General John Gregg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Brigadier General John Gregg Marker
Inscription.  A native of Alabama, John Gregg (1828-1864) moved to Texas where he served as a member of that state's secession convention and later in the Provisional Confederate Congress. Elected colonel of the 7th Texas Infantry, Gregg was promoted to Brigadier General in August 1862. During the Vicksburg Campaign, Gregg was in command of the forces at the Battle of Raymond on May 12, 1863. Gregg's brigade was transferred to Longstreet's Corps and fought at Chickamauga, where he was wounded on September 19, 1863. Upon recovery, he assumed command of Hood's Texas Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. On May 6, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, Gregg's brigade, at the head of Longstreet's Corps, arrived in time to blunt a major Union assault that had collapsed A. P. Hill's Corps on the right flank. Gregg's counterattack saved the army from destruction. During this action, General Robert E. Lee appeared to be personally leading the Texans into battle. With Lee in obvious danger, the cry"Lee to the rear!" went through the brigade, an incident now memorialized at the Wilderness battlefield. Gregg was killed on October 7, 1864, and buried here on March
Brigadier General John Gregg in his Confederate uniform. image. Click for full size.
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2. Brigadier General John Gregg in his Confederate uniform.
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27, 1865.
 
Erected 2003 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 27, 1865.
 
Location. 33° 48.634′ N, 88° 32.456′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen, Mississippi, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Whitfield Street and South Poplar Street. Located within the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, roughly in the middle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Whitfield Street, Aberdeen MS 39730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeSoto Expedition (approx. one mile away); Judge Eugene O. Sykes (approx. one mile away); Aberdeen Mississippi Blues (approx. one mile away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Aberdeen (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dr. W. A. Evans (approx. 1.2 miles away); Reuben Davis (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gulf Ordnance Plant (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aberdeen.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on John Gregg. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Brigadier General John Gregg grave and the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. Brigadier General John Gregg grave and the marker.
Wide view of marker and graves in the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
4. Wide view of marker and graves in the cemetery.
Grave of his wife, Mary. Oddly the grave is marked "Mrs. General Gregg." image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
5. Grave of his wife, Mary. Oddly the grave is marked "Mrs. General Gregg."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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