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Flowers left for David Gregg
OBITUARY : LAST OF UNION GENERALS DEAD Beloved Cavalry Commander Dies at his Home in Reading. Earned Fame in Battle of Gettysburg. GENERAL DAVID McMURTRIE GREGG is dead the last Union officer holding the rank of general who participated in the battle of Gettysburg. He died at his home in Reading Monday night, after an illness of several months, aged 83 years.General Gregg's division of 10,000 cavalrymen is credited by many historians with having been a deciding factor in this crucial battle of the Civil War. It was his command that successfully met General Stuart.General Gregg was in good healthuntil last spring, and his physicians stated that the present humid weather hastened the end. He was a native of Huntingdon, a son of Matthew Gregg, lawyer and ironmaster, and was reared in Bellefonte, Harrisburg and Hollidaysburg. He was appointed a cadet at West Point in 1851, and was graduated in 1855.General Gregg served in the West in numerous engagements during the Indian uprisings. In May, 1861, hewas made a captain when the Civil War broke out. The following January he was elevated to colonel, and in November, 1862, was made brigadier general of cavalry, at the age of 31.In February, 1874, President Grant appointed General Gregg United States Consul to Prague, Bohemia. This post he resigned six months later, returning to America and locating in Reading.In 1891 he was elected Auditor General of Pennsylvania, serving three years. General Gregg was elected commander of the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of ihe Loyal Legion of the United States in 1868 and was continued in this office every year until 1894, when he was elected commander-in-chief of order. Source : The Adams County News Newspaper - Gettysburg, Adams Co., Pennsylvania - Saturday, August 12, 1916- Melvin L. Halterman
- Melvin L. Halterman
 Added: Jul. 21, 2009

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