Friday, May 03, 2013

John W. Gray, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry.

The 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry company A., was known as the Ringgold Cavalry.

John W. Gray.

Birth: Unknown.
Death; March 11, 1903.
Burial: South Side Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

John W. Gray Sergeant June 29, 1861 Promoted to Sergeant, October 25, 1865; mustered out with Company A, 3d Regiment Provisional Cavalry, October 31, 1865; Vet.

From the Regimental History.

The horse of John W. Gray was killed, which in falling caught his leg, holding him fast for a moment. He soon was free and on his feet, and, emptying his revolver, he- jumped on behind a comrade and came out ready for duty, though minus a valuable horse.

John W. Gray was from West Brownsville. He was promoted to corporal for bravery. He had his horse shot dead in the first advance on Romney, September 23rd, 1861.  He died near  Pittsburgh, March 11th, 1903. Few men were braver and none more loyal. He was bugler ot that company for over a year. He was also the youngest man in the company.

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