Fairfield in Freestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Law Office General John Gregg
In 1854-61, Fairfield civic and political leader helped found first newspaper here. Served as district judge. A key member of Texas Secession Convention. 1861 Confederate congressman.
Organized 7th Texas Infantry. As Brigadier General, led troops near Vicksburg at Chickamauga. Commanded Texas Brigade, Battle of the Wilderness. Was killed near Richmond, Oct. 7, 1864. Gregg County is named in his honor.
His widow went in person by wagon, through battle lines, to Virginia to get his body. Later she was among ladies whose efforts began U. S. Memorial Day.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9880.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 31° 43.59′ N, 96° 9.584′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Texas, in Freestone County. Marker is on Main Street west of Keechi Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Main Street, Fairfield TX 75840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Val Verde Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain L.D. Bradley (about 400 feet away); Freestone County (about 400 feet away); Butler Church Bell (about 500 feet away); Old Freestone Jail (about 600 feet away); The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Manahan House (approx. ¼ mile away); Lewis Corner (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
Also see . . . Gregg, John - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 17, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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