John Grayson

John Breckinridge Grayson (1806 - 1861)

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Brig Gen John Breckinridge Grayson
Born in Cabell's Dale House, Fayette County, Kentuckymap
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Husband of — married 10 Nov 1828 in Washington,
Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Floridamap
Profile last modified 18 Oct 2019 | Created 28 Nov 2012
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Southern Cross of Honor John Breckinridge Grayson was a career United States Army officer and a graduate of West Point. He is well known for his service during the Mexican-American War and being a Confederate Brigadier General during the American Civil War.[1]

Son of Alfred William Grayson and Letitia Preston Breckinridge. John passed away in 1861.[2] West Point Military Academy 1822-1826. Final resting place in Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana.[3]

Military Service

450 Born Ky JOHN B GRAYSON Ap d Ky 22 Military History Cadet at the Military Academy July 1 1821 to July 1 18.6 when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Bvt Second Lieut 3d Artillery July 1 1826 Second Lieut 2d Artillery July 1 1826 Served in garrison at Ft Monroe Va Artillery School for Practice 1826 28 on Topographical duty June 4 1828 to Mar 29 1832 m garrison at Augusta Arsenal Ga 1833 Ft Mitehell Ala 1833 34 First Lieut 2d Artillery Apr 30 1834 Ft Wood La 1834 Bay of St Louis Mis 1834 and Ft Wood La 1834 35 in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians 1835 36 bcing engaged in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard Feb 27 28 29 and Mar 5 183 and Action of Oloklikaha Mar 31 1836 on Commissary duty at New Orleans La 1836 47 in the War with Mexico Capt Staff Commissary of Subsistence July 7 1838 Captain 2d Artillery Dec 11 1838 to June 18 18l6 1847 48 as Chief of Commissariat of the Army under the command of Major General Scott and was present at the Siege of Vera Cruz Mar 9 29 1847 Battle of Cerro Gordo Apr 17 18 1847 Battle of Bvt Major Aug 20 1847 for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco Mex Churubusco Aug 20 1847 Battle of Molino del Rey Sep 8 1847 Battle of Chapultepec Sep 13 1847 and Assault and Capture of the Bvt Lieut Colonel Sep 13 1847 for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec Mex City of Mexico Sep 13 14 1847 on Commissary duty at Detroit Mich 1848 55 and as Chief of Commissariat of the Department of New Major Staff Commissary of Subsistence Oct 21 1852 Mexico Aug 27 1855 to July 1 1861 Resigned July 1 1861 Died Oct 21 1861 at Fernandina Fla Aged 55.[4]


  1. John Breckinridge Grayson,, accessed October 18, 2019.
  2. Entered by Arik Russell, Nov 28, 2012
  3. John Breckinridge Grayson, Find A Grave: Memorial #10882, accessed October 18, 2019.
  4. Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point N.Y., Volume 1, pg 376
  • Arik Russell, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Arik and others.
  • [1] The Cabells and Their Kin: A Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy Alexander Brown January 1, 1895 Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Parents, Siblings, Birth, Death, Marriage, Wife, Child page 488

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