|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1834|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1861|
Original Burial site. First West Point graduate (C-1854) to die in Civil War, at battle of Big Bethel, VA. His body lay in state at Independence Hall. First buried in Woodlands Cemetery, later remains moved to West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA.
Son of Edwin Greble and Susan Virginia Major.
His military records shows a steady rise through the ranks.
His first assignment as an officer was as Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery on July 1, 1854, his graduation date.
He served at:
Newport Barracks, Ky.,
1854 thru 1856; in Florida against the Seminole Indians
Promotion to 2nd Lieut., 2d Artillery, Sep. 27, 1854
Returned to West Point as Asst. Professor of Geography,
History, and Ethics, Dec. 3, 1856, to Sep. 24, 1860, —
and Quartermaster, Aug. 31, 1859,
Promotion to 1st Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1857
to Jan. 5, 1860; Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School),
He served during the Civil War, 1861:
Ft. Monroe, Va., Mar. to May, 1861; Ordnance duty at
Newport News, Va., May 26 to June 9, 1861; and on the
expedition to Big Bethel. It was here that his
conspicuous gallantry and meritorious conduct in the
Battle of Big Bethel, Va. he was awarded rapid brevet
promotions to Captain, Major and Lieut.-Colonel while
he was engaged in the Action of Big Bethel, where,
while covering our defeated troops with the fire of
his artillery, he was killed in action at age 27 years
Created by: Mark Maxwell
Record added: Feb 20, 2006
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