Saturday, September 15, 2012
OH THE MIGHTY MEN OF DIXIE…!
“Let us die here my men, let us die here!” General Maxcy Gregg
These words were shouted by the general as he brandished his ancestor’s Revolutionary War sword, while resisting an attack upon his unit by five Yankee Brigades at Second Manassas August 30 1862…
Gregg was mortally wounded on December 13, 1862 at the battle of Fredericksburg. The bullet went through his back into his spine while he was mounted on his horse and rallying his troops. Gregg died of the wounds on the 15th and is buried in Columbia's Elmwood Cemetery
"General Gregg was a brave and accomplished officer, full of heroic sentiment and chivalrous honor. He had rendered valuable service in this great struggle for our freedom, and the country has much reason to deplore the loss sustained by his premature death." - Thomas J. Jackson