John Gray, Private, Co. C., 40th., Ohio infantry, Enlisted September 10, 1862. Killed at Lovejoy Ga., September 4, 1864.
The following was taken from the 40th., Regimental History.
The order to charge was countermanded. Both divisions intrenched. On the 8d, 4th, and 5th, our regiment occupied a more exposed position than at any time in the campaign. In our immediate front there was a dense undergrowth which hid the enemy from view, but which did not prevent their bullets passing over and through our camp. The picket firing was incessant, and any exposure above the breastwork was hazardous, John Gray, of Company **C," was killed at this point by a bullett from the enemy's line, while standing on a slight elevation just in rear of our works.