(1834 - 1912)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 25 year old farmer at Edisto Mills, Edgefield District, he enlisted in Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861 and was appointed 5th Sergeant on 4 July. He was elected 2nd (or First) Lieutenant on 13 May 1862 at the regimental reorganization.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to his right arm in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He was at the post hospital in Gordonsville, VA by March 1863 then furloughed for 30 days. He was assigned as a conscription officer in Edgefield to about March 1864 and was retired on 24 April 1864.
After the War
In 1870 he was a farmer in Spring Grove, Edgefield (later Aiken) County, next door to his mother's place, and was there to at least 1900. He had retired and was living in Gregg, SC by 1910.
References & notes
His service from Swain,1 as Richard Eugene Gregory, and the Roll.2 Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Richard Harold Gregory, and the US Census for 1850-1910, none of which list him with a middle name or initial. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Jennet Rebecca Williams (1839-1860) before the war, with no children. He married Sarah Matilda Hartley (1843-1879) in December 1865 and they had 4 children. She died shortly after the 4th, daughter Sarah was born, and he married for the third time, Martha B. Hatcher (1862-1924) in about 1882. She was about 20 years old and 27 years his junior, and they had 8 more children together. He was 66 years old when their last, daughter Tweetie (later Wood, 1901-1972), was born.
07/19/1834 in SC
12/30/1912; burial in Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, SC
1 Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 519-20 [AotW citation 24521]
2 Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company H, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols. [AotW citation 24522]