Dave returned yesterday, is very well.



Friday Morning
April 8, 1864

I have expected you would let me know how you were before this.  Write and let me know if you are better or not.
I enclose you a photograph of my negro (Phil) and my two horses.  Dave returned yesterday, is very well.  Nothing new in this part of the Army.
Hope you are all enjoying yourselves.  Love to Uncle and Aunt.  Do not forget the photograph of George.  Write soon.
With much Love, Your Brot.   
T.J. Gregg   A.D.C.

Hd Quarters 2 Div CC
Washington DC



Thomas J. Gregg was the brother of Brevet Major General David McMurtrie Gregg.  In August of 1862 he enlisted with the 125th Pennsylvania Infantry as a Corporal.  The unit was a nine-month regiment and was heavily engaged in the West Woods at Antietam.  In November, T.J. Gregg was discharged for a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th PA Cavalry, also known as "Rush's Lancers."  He participated in this capacity leading Company F of the regiment during Stoneman's Raid during the Chancellorsville Campaign.  He was then transferred to the staff of his brother David McMurtrie Gregg just in time for the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign and participated in all the division's exploits.  He was wounded in the cavalry fighting at Aldie on June 17, 1863, but was quickly back at his post with his brother through the fight at Gettysburg and on through the Overland Campaign and the siege at Petersburg.  In October of 1864 he was again promoted, this time to Captain in the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry in which capacity he served for the remainder of the war.  He remained in the service until November of 1868 and was brevetted Captain and Major for "gallant and meritorious services during the war."  He died in 1901 and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.

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