Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Birthplace of General Maxcy Gregg

Marker ID: SCHM 40-25
Location: Senate Street, between Sumter and Marion streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.026    W 081° 01.845
  34.00043333    -81.03075
Style: Free Standing **


Maxcy Gregg, Confederate general and leader in southern rights movement, was born Aug. 1, 1815 in a house on this site. Member of committee that framed the Ordinance of Secession, Dec. 1860, colonel 1st Regiment South Carolina Volunteers; brigadier general in 1861. Mortally wounded at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862; died two days later.