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 Edgar Mantlebert Gregory

Edgar Mantlebert Gregory

Birth
Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 7 Nov 1871 (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 16, Lot 313
Memorial ID 21804 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Prominent pre-war businessman who participated in helping runaway slaves escape to Canada. Served as Colonel and commander of the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville while leading his regiment, and missed the Battle of Gettysburg because of it. Rose to command his V Corps brigade, of which he was in command at the end of the Appomattox Campaign. He received the brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers on September 30, 1864 for "gallant and distinguished services in the battle of Poplar Spring Church, near Petersburg, Va.", and received the brevet of Major General, US Volunteers on August 9, 1866 for "gallant conduct in the battle of Five Forks, Va. (April 1, 1865)". Named as the first Assistant Commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau in Texas after the end of the war, but he faced strong opposition from former slaveholders, who succeeded in ousting him in a vicious smear campaign. His grave was unmarked for over 100 years until a standard issue government issue marker was placed there.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 19 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar Mantlebert Gregory (1 Jan 1804–7 Nov 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21804, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .