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J. A. McGregor

J. A. McGregor

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

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 Sharpsburg

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 Infantry, 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, then commanded by Col H. L. Benning and was Captain of Company E to date from 12 August 1861.

On the Campaign

By Sharpsburg he had become the 16th commanding officer of the regiment as his predecessors departed by promotion, resignation, or death.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in the arm in action at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863 and resigned his commission on 15 April 1864.

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 & notes

Service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from his Mexican War Pension Application, transcribed online by John Davis and posted through RootsWeb. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture from a photograph posted by John Davis (original from Rev. Blaine Walker).

Birth

12/2/1825; Macon, GA

Death

10/06/1902 Newton, GA; burial in McGregor Cemetery, Baker County, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19411]