12th LOGO

GANS GREGG, Company "A"

Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
by H. H. Hardesty, 1894; Vol. II, pages 574-575.

Provided by Shirley Fox Allen

     GANS GREGG - Son of Bennett and Catherine (Anderson) Gregg, both deceased, was born in Marshall county, W.Va., June 19, 1841. Lucinda Leasure, whom he married at Sistersville, W.Va., June, 1866, was born at that place, of parents, Henry and Ellen (Ferguson) Leasure, both deceased; her father served in the late war and starved to death in Libby prison. Four children were born to this union, Edward, Clara D., Annie and Harry. Comrade Gregg was by occupation a farmer when he enlsited in the late service, Aug. 1862 at Moundsville, W.Va., as a private when twenty-one years old, in Co. A, 12th W.Va. V. I., 8th A.C. In March, 1863 he was in Beverly, Va., three days and again the following month was in hospital at Winchester, Va., two weeks with measles. He was specially detailed as guard at Buchanan while the troops were on the Lynchburg Raid. He fought at New Creek, New Market, Hatcher's Run, Winchester and several minor engagements, receiving an honorable discharge Aug. 1865, at Wheeling, W.Va., the war having come to a close. A brother, Isaac, served in Co. A, 12th W.Va. V. I. and was held a prisoner of war seven months. His wife also had two brothers in the war; Jackson was captured and held at Belle Isle, and George. Comrade Gregg and wife are member sof the Church of God; he draws a pension, is a mail carrier, and his P.O. address is Moundsville, W.Va.