Joseph Olds Gregg
Joseph Olds Gregg

January 5, 1841February 25, 1930 (89 years old)
Hometown: Lithopolis, OH
January 5, 1841February 25, 1930
(89 years old) | Lithopolis, OH

Life Story

Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during Civil War.

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Joseph Olds Gregg, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 June 1864, while serving with Company F, 133d Ohio National Guard Infantry, in action at Richmond & Petersburg Railway, Virginia. Private Gregg voluntarily returned to the breastworks which his regiment had been forced to abandon to notify three missing companies that the regiment was falling back; found the enemy already in the works, refused a demand to surrender, returning to his command under a concentrated fire, several bullets passing through his hat and clothing.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 13, 1899

Action Date: June 16,1864 

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company F

Division: 133d Ohio National Guard Infantry