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Andrew J. Grigsby

Born: Nov 2, 1819

Death: Dec 23, 1895

Nationality: United States

Andrew J. Grigsby

Date of Birth : Nov 2, 1819
Date of Death : Dec 23, 1895

Andrew Jackson Grigsby was a Confederate States Army officer in the famed Stonewall Brigade during the American Civil War. Grigsby was also known as both "A. J. Grigsby" and "Arnold J. Grigsby". Grigsby was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He attended Washington College. He became a farmer and served in the Mexican War. When the Civil War erupted, he became a major in the 27th Virginia Infantry in the Stonewall Brigade in 1861, lieutenant colonel later that year, and colonel in 1862. Grigsby served under Stonewall Jackson in the Valley Campaign, fighting at the First Battle of Winchester. Then, he served under Jackson in the Seven Days Battles and Second Bull Run, being slightly wounded in the latter. Grigsby was wounded on several occasions. He led the Stonewall Brigade from August 30, 1862, to November 6, 1862, including at the Battle of Antietam, in place of Brig. Gen. Charles S. Winder. He became acting commander of Jackson's Division during the battle when Brig. Gen. John R. Jones was wounded and Brig. Gen. William E. Starke was killed. He was brevetted Brig. Gen. and so served, but was apparently never confirmed.

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