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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I
p719
968

(Born O.)

Robert S. Granger

(Ap'd O.)

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Robert Seaman Granger: Born May 24, 1816, Zanesville, OH.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1838.

Served: in the Florida War, 1838‑40; on Recruiting service, 1840;

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Mar. 14, 1839)

in the Florida War, 1841; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1841‑43, — and Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1843; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, July 26, 1843, to Aug. 18, 1844; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1844‑45, — Ft. Des Moines, Io., 1845, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1845, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1845‑46, — and Dubuque, Io., 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, in garrison at Vera Cruz, 1847‑48, — and on Military Commission in the City of

(Captain, 1st Infantry, Sep. 8, 1847)

Mexico, 1848; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1848; on Recruiting service, 1849‑50; and on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1850, — Scouting, 1850, — Ft. Merrill, Tex., 1850‑52, — March to the Rio Llano, 1852, — Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1852‑54, — San Antonio, Tex., 1854, — Camp Blake, Tex., 1854, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1854‑55, — in conducting recruits to Texas, 1855‑56, — and at Ft. Lancaster, Tex., 1856‑58, 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on the coast of Texas, where he was captured, Apr. 27, 1861, with Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sibley's

(Major, 5th Infantry, Sep. 9, 1861)

command, and put upon parole not to serve within Confederate Lines, till Aug., 1862; in organizing brigade of Volunteers at Mansfield, O., Oct. 18 to Dec. 18, 1861; as Disbursing Officer at Cincinnati, O., and preparing recruits for service, Dec. 27, 1861, to May, 1862; in command of Louisville, Ky., May to Aug., 1862; in Operations in Kentucky, commanding State troops, as

Brig.‑General, Kentucky Volunteers, Sep. 1, 1862,

being engaged in command at Shepherdsville, Sep. 1‑20, 1862, — Skirmish at Lebanon Junction, Sep., 1862, — in command of Louisville, Ky., Sep., 1862, — conveying trains from Elizabethtown to Louisville, and returning, Oct., 1862, — and Action of Lawrenceburg, Oct. 12‑13, 1862; in

(Bvt. Colonel, Oct. 9, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Lawrenceburg, Ky.)

p720 command of Bowling Green, Ky., Oct. 30, 1862, to Jan. 12, 1863; in

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 20, 1862)

Operations in Tennessee, in command of division (Army of the Cumberland), being engaged in a Skirmish near Eaglesville, Feb., 1863, — in command of Nashville and District, June 2 to Sep. 5, 1863, and of District of Middle Tennessee, Sep. 5 to Dec. 18, 1863, — and superintending the defenses, and organizing Nashville depot, where he commanded, Dec. 18, 1863, to June, 1864; and in command of the District of Northern Alabama, June 2, 1864, to Sep. 10, 1865, being engaged in the Capture of General Roddy's Camp, near Courtland, July, 1864, — Expulsion of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler from Middle Tennessee, Aug.‑Sep., 1864, participating in several Skirmishes with Generals Roddy and Wheeler in Southern Tennessee, — Defense against Forrest's Raid in Middle Tennessee, Oct., 1864, — in command of Huntsville, Ala., Oct., 1864, — Defense of Decatur against General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood's Army, Oct. 26‑29, 1864, and Sortie upon the Rebel Siege works, Oct. 28, 1864, — in command of

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Defense of Decatur, Ala.)

Stevenson, Ala., Nov. 30 to Dec. 23, 1864, — and in Occupation of North Alabama, Dec. 23, 1864, to Nov. 11, 1865; on leave of absence, Nov. 11,

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

1865, to Jan. 16, 1866; and in command of 11th Infantry, at Richmond,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Infantry, June 12, 1865)

Va., Jan.‑Apr., 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 15, 1866.

Served: in command of the District of Henrico, Va., Apr. 6, 1866, to Apr. 23, 1867, — of regiment, headquarters, Richmond, Va., Apr. 23 to June 3, 1867, — of Sub-District of Richmond, June 3, 1867, to July 5, 1868, — of regiment and Camp Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant, Va., Oct. 27, 1868, to Feb. 21, 1869, — and post of Jackson, Mis., Mar. 19, 1869, to Aug. 14, 1870; on

(Transferred to 16th Infantry, Mar. 15, 1869)

leave of absence, July 5 to Oct. 27, 1868, and Mar. to Oct. 20, 1869; on Courts Martial, Apr. 15 to June 23, 1870; as Acting Assistant Inspector-General of the Division of the South, Aug. 14 to Dec. 26, 1870; in command of Depot at Newport Barracks, Ky., and Superintendent of General

(Colonel, 21st Infantry, Aug. 16, 1871)

Recruiting Service, Jan. 1 to Sep. 23, 1871; on duty in San Francisco, Cal., Oct.‑Dec., 1871, and commanding regiment, Jan. 2, 1872, to Oct. 9,º 1873; and on sick leave of absence, Oct. 2º to Dec. 10, 1873.

Retired from Active Service, Jan. 1, 1873,
upon his own application, after 30 Years of continuous Service.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
p51
Died April 25, 1894, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, OH.


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