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Captain Patrick Gregg, M.D. in Shiloh Context

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Rbn3

Glad you were able to track down that communication between Patrick Gregg and Edward Bonney (although I was expecting something a bit more voluminous, and akin to the letter Dr. Gregg wrote to the Headmistress at  Shimer College; what you discovered was doubleplus-good, and captured Gregg's lyrical manner of expression.) As concerns Mayor of Rock Island Gregg, and his "association" with the Rock Island Independent Regiment, raised during the "Mormon troubles" of 1857- 8, just thought it possible Dr. Gregg might have had a hand in increasing social awareness, raising funds, or recruiting (and, thus, provide another avenue of investigation.)

Cheers

Ozzy

 

N.B.  Something else to ponder: one of the first professional football teams in Rock Island was named "Rock Island Independents." Wonder if the name was drawn from the regiment raised and trained, but never used, to fight in the Mormon War?

http://www.rockislandindependents.com/  Rock Island NFL franchise, "Champions of the USA" in 1919.

 

 

 

 

 

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Capt. Gregg is mentioned many times in the book "A perfect picture of hell, eyewitness accounts by Civil War prisoners from the 12th Iowa."  The eyewitness accounts however in several cases mention John W. Gregg when I'm sure they mean Patrick.  Other times he is referred to as Capt. Gregg, physician.  Good book .  Their captivity was not pleasant.  Can only imagine what my Great Grandfather endured.

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1776 Project

Several years ago mention was made of the approaching 250th Commemorations of the Founding of America as an independent nation. Today, President Trump signed the 2020 Constitution Day Proclamation establishing the 1776 Project, commencing the program of 250th Anniversary recognition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt8NLUWAYU4  The White House post of 17 SEP 2020.

The Civil War was a Constitutional crisis; and the Battle of Shiloh was one important episode in the resolution of that crisis.

 

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