Gen. John Pegram

Male 1832 - 1865  (33 years)


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  • Name Gen. John Pegram 
    Title Gen. 
    Born 24 Jan 1832  Petersburg, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1865  Hollywood Cem, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 1865  Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died 06 Feb 1865  Petersburg, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • John attended West Point in 1850 and four years later graduated 10th in his class, which included future general J.E.B. Stuart. He resigned as lieutenant upon Virginia's succession from the Union and accepted a commission as lieutenant colonel of the 20th Virginia Infantry. In Aug 1861 he became the first former U.S. Army officer to be captured while in Confederate service. Paroled in Jan 1862, he travelled to Richmond where he met prominent socialite Hetty Cary. He was promoted to brigadier general in Nov 1862, and was killed during the Battle of Hatcher's Run near Petersburg, VA, in 1865. His funeral was held at St. Paul's Church in Richmond, VA, at the same church where he was married just three weeks earlier.
    Person ID I5350  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father James West Pegram,   b. 22 Jan 1804,   d. 23 Oct 1844  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Virginia Ann Johnson,   b. 1810,   d. 28 Feb 1888  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 16 Jun 1829  Chesterfield, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F2244  Group Sheet

    Family Hetty Cary,   b. 15 May 1836, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1892, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1865  St Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 
    • John Pegram was a Brigadier General in the Civil War under Longstreet and is referred in the Source as a friend of General Sorrel.
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F2242  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jan 1832 - Petersburg, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1865 - Hollywood Cem, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1865 - Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1865 - St Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Feb 1865 - Petersburg, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Internet, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pegram_(general).

    2. [S100] New York Times, Family TreeMaker Archices - Vol. 1, Pedigree #4127.

    3. [S57] Find A Grave.

    4. [S109] Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer, General G. Moxley Sorrel, (Name: Morningside Bookshop;), Page 294.

    5. [S1] "Belle Run", Hetty Cary, Roger D. Cary, Suffern, N.Y., (Name: Baltimore Sun, Wednesday, October 25, 2000;).

    6. [S109] Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer, General G. Moxley Sorrel, (Name: Morningside Bookshop;), Page 52.


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