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Collection Title: Gregg (Maxcy) Requisition

Collection Number: M233

Dates: February 8, 1861

Volume: 1 item

Provenance: Donated by Ernest A. Walen. This collection was separated from M123.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical/Historical Sketch:

Maxcy Gregg (1814-1862) was a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and after graduating from South Carolina College, he was admitted to the bat in 1839. During the Mexican War, Gregg was a major in the 12th U.S. Infantry. A supporter of secession, Gregg joined the 1st Regiment of the South Carolina Infantry as a colonel and on December 14, 1861, was promoted to brigadier general. At the Battle of Fredricksburg, General Gregg was mortally wounded and died near the battlefield on December 15, 1862.

Scope and Content:

This document is a requisition from Colonel Maxcy Gregg of the 1st Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers to Colonel Edward Manigault, Chief of Ordnance Department. It was written from headquarters on Sullivan's Island in Charleston Harbor on February 8, 1861. Colonel Gregg was requesting 40,000 musket cartridges and 40,000 percussion caps for his regiment.


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