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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II
p613
1684

(Born Pa.)

David McM. Gregg

(Ap'd Pa.)

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David McMurtrie Gregg: Born Apr. 10, 1833, Huntingdon, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1855.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855‑56; on frontier

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Sep. 4, 1855)

duty at Ft. Union, N. M., — March to California, 1856, — Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1856‑57, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1857‑58, — and Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1858; on Spokane Expedition, 1858, being engaged in a desperate Combat at To‑hots-nim‑me, Wash., May 17, 1858, — Combat of Four Lakes, Wash., Sep. 1, 1858, — Combat on Spokane Plain, Sep. 5, 1858, — and Skirmish on Spokane River, Sep. 8, 1858; and on frontier duty at p614Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1859, — Ft. Dalles, Or., 1859‑60, — Scouting against Snake Indians, 1860, being engaged in a Skirmish near Harney Lake, Or., May 24, 1860, — Warm Spring Reservation, 1860‑61, — and Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1861.

First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 21, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in the

(Captain, 6th Cavalry, May 14, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Mar., 1862 (sick Oct. 12, 1861, to Jan., 1862); in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the

(Colonel, 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers, Jan. 24, 1862)

Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Battles of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862, — Skirmishes at New Kent Court House, Savage Station, Bottom's Bridge, and White Oak Swamp, June, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, — and covering Movement from Harrison's Landing to Yorktown, Aug., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in several Skirmishes on the March to Falmouth, Va., Oct-Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign, commanding

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862)

Division of Cavalry (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Skirmish at Rappahannock Railroad Bridge, Apr. 14, 1863, — and "Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stoneman's Raid" toward Richmond, Apr. 13 to May 2, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged at the Combat of Beverly Ford, June 9, 1863, — Skirmish at Aldie, June 17, and at Upperville, June 21, 1863, — Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, — Skirmish at Shepardstown, July 16, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in Operations in Central Virginia (Army of the Potomac), being engaged in the Action at Rapidan Station, Sep. 14, Beverly Ford, Oct. 12, Auburn, Oct. 14, and New Hope Church, Nov. 27, 1863; in command of the Cavalry Corps (Army of the Potomac), Mar. 26 to Apr. 6, 1864, and in command of 2d Cavalry Division (Army of the Potomac), Apr. 6, 1864, to Feb. 3, 1865, in the Richmond Campaign, being engaged in the Skirmishes at Todd's Tavern (in command), May 5 and 7, 1864, — Skirmish at Ground Squirrel Church, May 11, 1864, — Combat of Meadow Bridge, May 12, 1864, — Battle of Hawes's Shop, May 28, 1864, — Skirmish of Gaines's House, June 2, 1864, — Battle of Trevillian Station, June 11, 1864, — Action at Tunstall Station, June 21, 1864, — Action of St. Mary's Church (in command), June 24, 1864, — Skirmish of Warwick Swamp, July 12, 1864, — Combat of Darbytown, July 28, 1864, — Skirmish at Lee's Mill, June 30, 1864, — in command of the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac, Aug. 1, 1864, to Feb. 3, 1865, — Actions

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 1, 1864,
for Highly Meritorious and Distinguished Conduct throughout the Campaign, Particularly in the Reconnoissance on the Charles City Road)

above Deep Bottom, Aug. 16‑17, 1864, — Skirmishes and Battle of Ream's Station, Aug. 23‑25, 1864, — Combat of Peebles' Farm, Sep. 29‑30, and of Vaughan Road (in command), Oct. 1, 1864, — Only of Boydton Plank Road, Oct. 27, 1864, — Destruction of Stony Creek Station, Dec. 1, 1864, — and Skirmish of Bellefield, Dec., 9, 1864.

Resigned, Feb. 3, 1865.

Civil History. — Farmer, near Milford, Del., 1865‑74. United States Consul at Prague, Bohemia, Feb. 3 to June 28, 1874. Residence, Reading, Pa.

Vol. IV
p98
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Elected Auditor-General of Pennsylvania, Nov., 1891, and served full time of three (3) years. — Degree of LL. D. conferred by Pennsylvania Military Academy, 1898. — Post-office address, Reading, Pa.

Vol. V
p85
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Reading, Pa.

Vol. VI
p74
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

Military History. —

Captain, 6th Cavalry, May 14, 1861.

Colonel, 8th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Jan. 24, 1862.

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862.

Brevet Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 1, 1864.

Resigned, Feb. 3, 1865.

Civil History. — Chief of Pennsylvania Commandery of the Loyal Legion, May 5, 1886, to 1904; Commander in Chief of Order, Oct. 21, 1903, to Oct. 11, 1905.

Died, Aug. 7, 1916, at Reading, Pa.: Aged 83.

Buried, Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.


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