Gregg's Battery

South Carolina Artillery

Descendants Association

(Pegram's Battalion)

Participated in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


The 18th Heavy Artillery Battalion, often called the South Carolina Siege Train Artillery Battalion, was organized during the spring of 1862 with three companies at Charleston Harbor. It was assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and fought at Fort Sumter, Grimball's Landing, Battery Wagner, James Island, and John's Island.

In June of 1864, Company C (McQueen's Light Artillery), commanded by Captain Thomas E. Gregg, was transferred to Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, and served in the Petersburg Campaign. Gregg's Battery fought at the Petersburg Seige, Fort Harrision, Squirrel Level Road, Jones Farm, Pegram's Farm, Harmon Road, Five Forks, and the Breakthrough Battle on April 2, 1865. Gregg's Battery surrended at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

Battery officer's were Captain Thomas E. Gregg, 1st Lt. D.W. Edwards, Sr., 1st Lt. C.E. Gregg and 1st Lt. S.A. Gregg.


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Soldier's Notes


Gregg's Battery

Descendants Roll Call


Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died

Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved

on the north side of the Confederate Memorial (sculpted by Moses Ezekiel)

at Arlington National Cemetery


Important Links

Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones

The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene


Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier






Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives


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