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Civil War Soldiers - Grose

Grose, William, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1812. He received a common school education and attained some prominence in local politics prior to the war, being a Pierce elector and unsuccessful candidate, in 1852, for Congress ; elected member of the state legislature in 1856, and judge of the court of common pleas in 1860. This latter office he resigned in 1861 to accept the colonelcy of the 36th Ind. infantry, which he had recruited. At Shiloh his was the only regiment of Buell's army that engaged in the first day's fight, and after the battle he was promoted to command a brigade. He served with the Army of the Cumberland in all its campaigns, including Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Lookout mountain, Dalton, and the battles in front of Atlanta, and, at the request of Gens. Sherman and Thomas, he was promoted brigadier-general, receiving his commission while under fire in front of Atlanta. Gen. Grose then served in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and afterwards was president of a court-martial at Nashville until Jan., 1866, being brevetted major-general of volunteers Aug. 13, 1865. He subsequently served as collector of internal revenue under appointment by President Johnson, 1866-74, was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1878, served in 1884-86 as one of a commission to build three hospitals for the insane, and in 1887 served as member of the Indiana legislature. Gen. Grose died July 30, 1900.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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