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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 05/01/1841 Lithopolis, Ohio.   d. 25/02/1930 Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/06/1864 Richmond, Virginia.

 

Gregg was born in Lithopolis, Ohio on January 5, 1841.  He served as a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the CMOH as a Private in Company F, 133d Ohio National Guard Infantry for action on June 16, 1864 near the Richmond and Petersburg Railway, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on May 13, 1899.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Joseph Olds Gregg, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 June 1864, while serving with Company F, 133d Ohio National Guard Infantry, in action at Richmond & Petersburg Railway, Virginia. Private Gregg 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LITHOPOLIS CEMETERY, CANAL WINCHESTER, OHIO.

Original Plat, Lot 34, Grave 2

Joseph Olds Gregg

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