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Joseph Olds Gregg



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Lithopolis Cemetery

Born:  January 05, 1841 at Lithopolis, OH

Entered Service in the US Army from Columbus, OH

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism June 16, 1864 at Richmond & Petersburg Railway, VA

Died:  February 25, 1930 at the age of 89

Seventeen men earned Medals of Honor for their heroism at Petersburg, Virginia, in the battle that raged from June 15 - 18, 1864. On June 16 the 133d Ohio Infantry Regiment was pushed back from its works. In the withdrawal it was noted that three companies of the regiment were missing, and Private Joseph Gregg volunteered to return to the former position to notify these companies to fall back. Upon reaching that former position, Private Gregg found the enemy already occupying the works and demanding his surrender. With daunting courage Private Gregg refused their demands and raced back to his command under a concentrated hail of enemy fire that pierced his hat and clothing.



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