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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 23 1 Browse Search
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t, the Third brigade, Second cavalry division, commanded by Colonel J. Irwin Gregg, left Bolivar Heights, taking the Winchester Pike. At Hallshells in very disagreeable proximity to us. The tall figure of Colonel Gregg, as he and his aid, Lieutenant Martin, and his escort rode alonaving repulsed an attack on the right, they forgot the order of Colonel Gregg, to hold the line, but not to advance, and with a cheer sprang ne ball passing through his thigh, another through his breast. Colonel Gregg looked anxious, and appeared irritated that his order was not ocould not move, and were left behind when we were driven back. General Gregg accompanied us to Shepherdstown, and McIntosh's brigade was poseported killed; the latter while cheering the men to a charge. Colonel Gregg, of Lee's brigade, reported mortally wounded, and Major Jos. H.head. Prisoners taken report that the enemy was commanded by General Gregg. I should mention that the enemy, on their entrance into She
ad. On reaching Jackson, on the night of the thirteenth of May, I found there the brigades of Gregg and Walker, reported at six thousand; learned from General Gregg that Maxey's brigade was expectGeneral Gregg that Maxey's brigade was expected to arrive from Port Hudson the next day; that General Pemberton's forces, except the garrison of Port Hudson (five thousand) and of Vicksburgh, were at Edwards's Depot — the General's headquarters advanced by the Raymond and Clinton roads upon Jackson. The resistance made by the brigades of Gregg and Walker gave sufficient time for the removal of the public stores; and at two P. M. we retrea is a copy: General: The body of troops mentioned in my note of last night compelled Brigadier-General Gregg and his command to evacuate Jackson about noon to-day. The necessity of taking the Cany observe the ferries, so that you might unite, if opportunity to fight presented itself? General Gregg. will move toward Canton tomorrow. If prisoners tell the truth, the forces at Jackson must