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Capt Edgar P Trego
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1838
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1863
Walker County
Georgia, USA

Capt Co H 8th Kansas Infantry
Killed in the battle of Chicamauga, Ga.

Edgar P. Trego was born April 1, 1838 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert Smith Trego and Sarah Trimble Briggs Trego. He married Jennie Clark, 1861 in Mercer County, Illinois. He died a hero and Trego County, Kansas is named after him. -Judi

Trego County, Kansas is named after Edgar. It is in the 3rd tier (row) of counties from the Nebraska border. Immediately north of Trego County, in the second tier, is Graham County, named in honor of John L. Graham whose grave you mentioned (in the photo caption) was beside that of Capt. Trego. When my brother and sister-in-law visited the cemetery in 1989, they said Capt. Graham was on the north and Capt. Trego on the South - exactly as the Kansas counties named for them are positioned. -Jackie

Taken from a Bucks Co. Paper for Nov. 1863. A correspondent of the Leavenworth Bulletin, who belongs to the 8th Kansas Regiment, and who took part in the great battle of Chickamauga, has written an account of that bloody struggle. He pays a fervent tribute to the brave spirits who, on that field, yielded up their lives for their country, among whom was Captain Edgar P. Trego, formerly of Bucks County. The circumstances of the death of Captain Trego are thus related by his comrade in arms. Captain Edgar P. Trego was one of the most highly esteemed officers of the Eighth. He was a type of the ancient chevalier, sanspeur et sans reproche. The circumstances of his death are peculiarly touching, for he fell a victim to his own manly and generous impulses. When the regiment was withdrawn, on the evening of the 19th, he asked leave to return and bring away some of his wounded boys. It was about dusk when he passed over the battle-field on his mission of humanity. Firing had ceased. Rebels and Federals were together there, and both parties seemed to regard it, for the time, as neutral ground. But as poor Trego was returning, a ball from one of the Confederate sharpshooters struck him, while he was stooping over a wounded soldier, killing him instantly. Five minutes after he was congratulated upon having passed safely through the fight, he was a corpse. -A historical account of the Trego family By Abram Trego Shertzer

DATE OF DEATH: 09/19/1863
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Family links: 
  Robert Smith Trego (1803 - 1886)
  Jennie Clark Ansley (1842 - 1873)*
  Emmor K. Trego (1834 - 1925)*
  Edgar P Trego (1838 - 1863)
  Mahlon T. Trego (1840 - 1931)*
  Robert Henry Trego (1844 - 1929)*
  Benjamin Franklin Trego (1848 - 1940)*
  Eugene Trego (1851 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: 8th Kansas
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: B, 1028
Created by: Janet
Record added: Jul 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55671553
Capt Edgar P Trego
Added by: Janet
Capt Edgar P Trego
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Capt Edgar P Trego
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4th cousin 3xr, Briggs line
- Cyndi
 Added: Nov. 25, 2014
Rest in Peace
- Hal
 Added: Jul. 30, 2012

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