ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH OF EDGAR MANDELBERT GREGORY, 91ST PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

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Oval image on 6 ½” x 8 ½” mount. Excellent condition, somewhat light in contrast. 2/3 length standing view wearing double breasted frock coat, belt with rectangular plate, officer’s sash, and sword. Holds hat in one hand with infantry insignia with are undoubtedly the numbers “91” at center. No photographer’s mark. Typed biographical info attached on reverse.

Gregory, who was in the lumber business and a known abolitionist before the war, participated in helping runaway slaves escape to Canada. He was a 57 year old resident of Philadelphia when he enlisted on 12/4/1861 as a Colonel. On 12/4/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff PA 91st Infantry in command of the regiment. He was discharged on 11/30/1867. He was listed as: wounded 5/3/1863 Chancellorsville, VA. Due to this wound he was not present at the Battle of Gettysburg. Rose to command of his brigade. Promotions: Brig-General 9/30/1864 by Brevet for “gallant and distinguished services in the battle of Poplar Spring Church, near Petersburg, VA”; Major-Gen 8/9/1865 by Brevet for “gallant conduct in the Battle of Five Forks”. Died 11/7/1871 in Philadelphia, PA and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia; his grave was unmarked for over 100 years until a standard government issue marker was placed there.

91st Regiment Infantry

Organized at Philadelphia and mustered in December 4, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., January 21, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Washington, D.C., until April 27, 1862, and at Alexandria, Va., until August 21. Near Fairfax C. H. until September 15. Reached Antietam, Md., September 18. Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., until October 30. Skirmishes at Kearneysville and Shepherdstown October 15-16. Reconnaissance to Leesburg, W. Va., October 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.,December 12-15. Burnside's second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth, Va., until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.,July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Regiment reenlisted December 26, 1863. Veterans on furlough January 2-February 16, 1864, and near Chester until March 2. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania C. H. May 8-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Grove Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, Gravelly Run, March 29. Junction of Quaker and Boydton Roads March 29. White Oak Road March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C:, May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 10, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 82 Enlisted men by disease. Total 200.  [ld]

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