John A McGregor(1825 - 1902)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 17th Georgia Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
In June 1846 he enlisted in the Macon Guards, a Georgia Militia unit, and was mustered as 3rd Sergeant. Now part of the 1st Georgia Volunteer Infnatry, he saw service in Mexico until his discharge, with the unit, in New Orleans in May 1847. In 1861 he enlisted in the 17th Georgia Infantry, commanded by Col H. L. Benning and was Captain of Company E. By Sharpsburg he had become the 16th commanding officer of the regiment as his predecessors departed by promotion, resignation, or death.
After the War:
In 1887 he was granted a pension of $8 a month for his Mexican War service, but application for increase to $12 in 1900 was rejected on grounds that $8 was sufficient for his needs. He was then 75 years of age.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Mexican War Pension Application, transcribed online by John Davis and posted through RootsWeb.
|Birth Date: 12/5/1825 Place of Birth: Macon, GA |
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