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L. A. Grant
L. A. Grant

Federal (USV)

Colonel

Lewis Addison Grant

(1828 - 1918)
Home State: Vermont
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Vermont Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned major of the 5th Vermont infantry, 15 August, 1861; Lieutenant Colonel. 25 September, 1861; and Colonel, 16 September, 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He commanded the 2d Brigade (Vermont Brigade) of the 2d Division, VI Corps, at the battle of Chancellorsville, and was commissioned Brigadier-General of volunteers, 27 April, 1864. He was brevetted Major General of volunteers on 19 October, 1864, and mustered out of service, 24 August, 1865.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for leading his Brigade at Salem Heights, Va. in May 1864.

After the War:
During President Benjamin Harrison's administration, upon Secretary Proctor's departure from office on 5 November 1891, Assistant Secretary of War Lewis A. Grant became Acting Secretary for a period of six weeks.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Data from Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887-1889.

More on the Web:
See more about the First Vermont Brigade, with a picture of their magnificent Gettysburg Monument, and an additional biography.

Birth Date: 01/17/1828    Place of Birth: Winhall, VT    
Death Date: 03/20/1918    Death Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota    Burial Place: Lakewood Cemetery, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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