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 George Granville Gregg

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George Granville Gregg

Birth
Death
19 Sep 1931 (aged 91)
Burial
Ascutney, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
65893795 View Source

Member of Co. E 16th Reg. VT VOLS in the Civil War.
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The Vermont Journal
September 25, 1931

"George G. Gregg died at his home in Weathersfield, Saturday afternoon, September 19. Funeral services were held at the church in Ascutney village, Monday afternoon, Sept. 21, with interment in the village cemetery. Members of the Sons of Union Veterans and of the American Legion post at Springfield were present and conducted their ritual services at the grave.

Mr. Gregg was a native of Acworth, N.H., and was born Oct. 26, 1839, so that he would have reached the age of 92 had he lived to another birthday. He is survived by his son, Leon Asabel Gregg of Ascutney and by his widow.

Mr. Gregg was a frequent visitor tin Windsor and sometimes recited his experiences as a soldier in the Civil War days when he happened to be in a reminiscent mood. He once told this writer how he happened to enlist. The circumstance was quite unusual. With another young man of his own age he was at work in a hay field when the topic of enlistment in army service was mentioned. Mr. Gregg said that he agreed to go if his companion would. The other man was willing. In a short time both were with the colors. Mr. Gregg was placed in Company E of the 16th Vermont Regiment, which was in the Vermont brigade with Wheelock G. Veasey as the commanding officer. Although his army service did not include being present at many battles, he was in one which made history. This was Gettysburg, where during the first three days of July, 1863, the forces of the North and South struggled for the victory.

Mr. Gregg was one of the men who helped to stop the charge of Pickett on the third day's fight at this battlefield. He said there was fighting enough to last him a lifetime.

In a few more years the last man of the great host which left farms, shops and stores to put an end to the greatest rebellion of all time will have passed away.
All of them were valiant. What better could be said of them?"

Member of Co. E 16th Reg. VT VOLS in the Civil War.
--

The Vermont Journal
September 25, 1931

"George G. Gregg died at his home in Weathersfield, Saturday afternoon, September 19. Funeral services were held at the church in Ascutney village, Monday afternoon, Sept. 21, with interment in the village cemetery. Members of the Sons of Union Veterans and of the American Legion post at Springfield were present and conducted their ritual services at the grave.

Mr. Gregg was a native of Acworth, N.H., and was born Oct. 26, 1839, so that he would have reached the age of 92 had he lived to another birthday. He is survived by his son, Leon Asabel Gregg of Ascutney and by his widow.

Mr. Gregg was a frequent visitor tin Windsor and sometimes recited his experiences as a soldier in the Civil War days when he happened to be in a reminiscent mood. He once told this writer how he happened to enlist. The circumstance was quite unusual. With another young man of his own age he was at work in a hay field when the topic of enlistment in army service was mentioned. Mr. Gregg said that he agreed to go if his companion would. The other man was willing. In a short time both were with the colors. Mr. Gregg was placed in Company E of the 16th Vermont Regiment, which was in the Vermont brigade with Wheelock G. Veasey as the commanding officer. Although his army service did not include being present at many battles, he was in one which made history. This was Gettysburg, where during the first three days of July, 1863, the forces of the North and South struggled for the victory.

Mr. Gregg was one of the men who helped to stop the charge of Pickett on the third day's fight at this battlefield. He said there was fighting enough to last him a lifetime.

In a few more years the last man of the great host which left farms, shops and stores to put an end to the greatest rebellion of all time will have passed away.
All of them were valiant. What better could be said of them?"


Inscription

Co. E 16th Reg. VT VOLS
George G. Gregg
Oct. 26, 1839-Sept. 19, 1931
His Wife
Mary E. Fairbanks
Oct. 26, 1843 - Mar. 26, 1932


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