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Gen David McMurtrie Gregg
Birth: Apr. 10, 1833
Huntingdon
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1916
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. First cousin of Civil War Gov. Andrew Curtin and grandson of Andrew Gregg, who served from 1791 to 1813 in the United States House and Senate. Graduated from West Point in 1855 and appointed Lieutenant of Dragoons, serving his early years in the Indian Territories. In 1862 he was commissioned Colonel of the 8th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry and then Brigadier General of Volunteers on November 29, 1862. Commanding a division in the Gettysburg Campaign in 1963, he helped stop Confederate cavalry General J.E.B Stuart, who attacked the Union rear on the third day of battle. He served as a division commander through the rest of the war, being heralded by many officers including Phil Sheridan. After the war he was a farmer in Delaware until President Grant asked him to be United States Counsul to Prague in 1874. He was at this post but a short time. An equestrian statue of General Gregg stands not far from Charles Evans Cemetery. (bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ellen Francis Sheaff Gregg (1837 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  George Sheaff Gregg (1867 - 1937)*
  David Mc M Gregg (1869 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Charles Evans Cemetery
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 08, 2001
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Home of the Free, because of the Brave.Honoring you today with respect & admiration, we thank you for your service and sacrifice; may you Rest in Peace.
- J.R. Richardson
 Added: May. 28, 2012
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