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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
on so many fields. His horse was shot, and he was leading the right of the brigade on foot when he fell, pierced through the heart. Brigadier-General Maxcy Gregg Brigadier-General Maxcy Gregg was born in Columbia, S. C., the son of Col. James Gregg, a distinguished lawyer of that city, and was educated at the South Carolina college, where he graduated with the first honors of his class. He then entered upon the practice of law as a partner of his father. In 1846 he had his first milif Fredericksburg we may best describe in the words of the immortal Lee. After describing the momentary success of the Federals on the right, he wrote: In the meantime a large force had penetrated the wood so far as Hill's reserve, and encountered Gregg's brigade. The attack was so sudden and unexpected that Orr's Rifles, mistaking the enemy for our own troops retiring, were thrown into confusion. While in the act of rallying them, that brave soldier and true patriot, Brig.-Gen. Maxcy Gregg, f
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The pump in the market place; and other water supplies of Medford, old and modern. (search)
distillery on Ship street, which could be obtained there warm. It is said the excellence of Medford rum was due, among other things, to the purity of the water used in the making which came from a spring on Pasture Hill, off that part which today we call Governors avenue, beyond the estate of Harry Dutton. The first of these wells south of the river was on the west side of Main street, about forty feet from the highway, in the track of the boulevard now being built. This was owned by James Gregg. The water was not fit to drink. A second was south of where Hartshorn's harness shop stands today, on the right of the passageway and about forty feet from the street. In a house on the site of the one standing north of the Engine House lived George W. Symmes, where his father Daniel had lived, and probably also his grandfather, Timothy. The third well was on the premises of the Misses Hannah and Emily Tufts, who lived in a fine old house on the corner of Main and South streets, wh
gton district began to increase materially in growth. To be sure, some ten years later, Editor Moody of the original Medford journal suggested a suspension bridge to the highlands of Somerville, but he was ahead of the times. Not until Middlesex avenue was opened, with its bridge across the Mystic, had that peninsular district a direct outlet to Boston, and even then its growth was slow. In the second year of service, April 28, 1848, there were three accidents reported:— April 28 James Gregg, having laid down between the rails on a curve near Medford, was run over by an engine and killed instantly. May 5 Samuel Baldwin, in getting out of the cars at Medford after they had started, was struck by the baggage car and his arm was broken. November 4 James Pratt, Medford, legs broken by collision at Medford Junction. In 1853 Enos Ormsbee and Silas Bumpus of Charlestown, carpenters, walking on the track to Medford, were instantly killed by the 7 3/4 A. M. northern train, th
The General Telegraphic Convention of the Confederate States, which met in the city of Augusta, Ga., on the 9th instant, after a harmonious session, adjourned to meet again in that city on the 1st of January, 1863. Prof. M. S. Rewes, well knonwn throughout the South as an accomplished and distinguished musician, died in Charleston, S. C., a few days since. Mrs. Cornelia Manning Gregg, widow of the late Jas. Gregg, of Columbia, S. C., and mother of Gen. Maxcy Gregg, died in Charleston on the 2d inst. Within the last fifteen years England has spent more than £300,000,000 sterling in imports of foreign corn. Joseph Leiter, President of the Planters' Mutual Insurance Company, at Hagerstown, Md., died a few days ago. The Bank of England rate of discount is now only two per cent. per annum. It has not been so low since 1832. Mr. Alfred Hart, known on the stage as Alfred Howell, died at Brighton, Mass., on Sunday morning last. Dr. William Irvine, of