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L.E. Granger

L.E. Granger

Federal (USV)


Louis Edwin Granger

(1842 - 1899)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He served as Private in the 4th Battalion of Rifles, Massachusetts Militia from 19 April to 15 July 1861. He was listed as a 19 year old clerk from Boston when he enlisted as Private on 16 July 1861 in Company A of the 13th Massachusetts Infantry. He was listed as missing in action at 2nd Bull Run on 30 August 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged to accept a commission on 22 March 1863. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 80th US Colored Troops to date from 4 March 1863. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 18 February 1864, and Captain on 18 July 1865. He was honored by brevet on 13 March 1865 to Major for his War service. He mustered out of the Volunteer service on 1 March 1867.

After the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 40th US Infantry on 7 March 1867, and was Regimental Adjutant from 27 May 1867 to 3 September 1868. He transferred to the 25th US Infantry on 20 April 1869, but was dismissed from the service on 1 September 1869. He was honored by two more brevets in March 1867 - to First Lieutenant for Antietam and Captain for actions at Port Hudson, LA. He was then in the brokerage business in New York City.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1 and Heitman2. Some details from his obituary in the New York Times of 1 May 1899. His picture here from a portrait CDV provided by Nancy Hills Lamps on his gravesite on Findagrave.


08/14/1842; Hardwick, MA


04/30/1899; New York City, NY


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 75  [AotW citation 14678]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 469  [AotW citation 14679]