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L. A. Grant

L. A. Grant

Federal (USV)


Lewis Addison Grant

(1828 - 1918)

Home State: Vermont

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

He was commissioned Major of the 5th Vermont infantry on 15 August 1861, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 25 September 1861, and to Colonel on 16 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest 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 & 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.

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01/17/1828; Winhall, VT


03/20/1918; Minneapolis, Minnesota; burial in Lakewood Cemetery, Hennepin County, Minnesota