William M. Gregg

William M. Gregg
1820 - September 2, 1881

         Gen. WILLIAM M. GREGG.
       Gen. William M. Gregg, of Elmira, N.Y.,
died at the residence of a relative in Tunkhannock,
Penn., yesterday morning. He was prominent in
the politics of the southern tier, always as a Re-
publican. He was a descendant of one of the best
families in Chemung County. He raised and com-
manded the famous One Hundred and Seventy-
ninth Regiment of New-York Volunteers, and was
brevetted Brigadier-General for gallant conduct
on the field while leading the assault on Fort
Damnation, in front of Petersburg, April 25, 1864.
In this charge Gen. Gregg was wounded, taken
from the field, and reported dead. He was Sheriff
of Chemung County in 1855, a Liberal Republican
in 1872, and a candidate before the convention last
year for Congress. He was in his sixtieth year.

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