He was killed at the Battle Of Big Bethel. And was the first graduate of the United States Military Academy.
To be killed in the American Civil War. He graduated from the U.
Military Academy in 1854, was assigned to the 2nd Artillary and stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. In September 1854 he was made 2nd lieutenant and sent to Tampa, Florida where he served in the Indian troubles two years.Military Academy, where he remained until September 24, 1860. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on March 3, 1857. He married Sarah Bradley French, daughter of West Point Professor John W French. He was detailed for active duty at Fort Monroe in late 1860, and rendered efficient service in preventing its seizure. On May 26, 1861, he was sent to Newport News as master of ordnance, superintended the fortifications of that point, and trained the volunteers to artillery practice. When the expedition to Big Bethel was planned, he was unexpectedly detailed to accompany it with two guns, though in his own judgment it was ill-advised. Just at the close of the action, when he had given the orders to withdraw his guns from the field, he was struck by a rifle ball on the right temple and instantly killed. For his bravery in the two days' action, he was brevetted captain, major, and lieutenant colonel, on the day of his death. First Buried in Philadelphia's Woodland Cemetery he was later reburied in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County Pennsylvania. The item "Antique 1861 Civil War Union Soldier John GREBLE Fort Commemorative Flag Pitcher" is in sale since Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items".
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