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Civil War Soldiers - Grover

Grover, Cuvier, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Bethel, Me., July 24, 1829, and was graduated at West Point in 1850. He saw his first service in the west and rose to captain before the outbreak of the Civil war. On April 14, 1862, having previously been called east to the defense of Washington, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers and was assigned to the command of the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 3d army corps, Army of the Potomac. He was brevetted lieutenant-colonel in the regular establishment for gallantry at Williamsburg, and colonel for service at Fair Oaks, was then transferred with his brigade to Pope's army, where he distinguished himself in a brilliant bayonet charge, in which, after a hand-to-hand struggle which lasted over an hour, his men were obliged to fall back before a superior force. Being transferred to the Department of the Gulf, he took charge of the 4th division of the 19th corps, with which he took possession of Baton Rouge, and in the siege of Port Hudson he commanded the right wing of Gen. Banks' army. He held the right of the 2nd corps in the first line of battle at Winchester and charged the enemy with great bravery, and again distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry at Fisher's hill and Cedar creek, being wounded at the latter battle and brevetted on the same day major-general of volunteers for gallantry at Winchester and Fisher's hill. On March 13, 1865, he was given the brevet rank of brigadier-general and major-general in the regular army in recognition of gallant and meritorious services in the field. Gen. Grover was mustered out of the volunteer service, Aug. 24, 1865, and subsequently served on frontier and garrison duty, rising to the rank of colonel of the 1st cavalry, Dec. 2, 1875. He died in Atlantic City, N. J., June 6, 1885.

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

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