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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Joseph Olds Gregg

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    133d Ohio National Guard Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 16, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near the Richmond & Petersburg Railway, Virginia, USA
Voluntarily returned to the breastworks, which his regiment had been forced to abandon, to notify three missing companies that the regiment was falling back; found the enemy already in the works, refused a demand to surrender, returning to his command under a concentrated fire, several bullets passing through his hat and clothing.
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph O. Gregg
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph O. Gregg
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 13, 1899
  • Born: January 5, 1841, Lithopolis, Fairfield County, OH, United States
  • Died: February 25, 1930, Columbus, OH, United States
  • Buried: Lithopolis Cemetery (MH) (54-2), Lithopolis, OH, United States
  • Location of Medal: Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH

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