91st PA: recommendation for Col Gregory's promotion

Recommendation for Col. Gregory's promotion to Brigadier General

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., October 3, 1864.

Brig. Gen. E. D. TOWNSEND, Asst. Adjt. Gen., Department of War, Washington, D.C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to recommend for promotion Col. E. M. Gregory, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Col. James Gwyn, One hundred and eighteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanding respectively the Second and Third Brigades of this division, for gallant conduct displayed by them the 30th of September ultimo. The bravery and valor evinced by them and their commands in the operations of that day have not been excelled in any action during the war, and I respectfully request that if the commission of brigadier-general cannot {p.60} be awarded them, that at least the brevet of that rank may be conferred as an honorable notice of meritorious service, and that deeds of bravery and faithful service may be encouraged.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. GRIFFIN, Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Official records series 1 volume 42 part 3 pages 59-60]

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