Friday, April 08, 2011
Birth: Nov. 6, 1822
Death: Jan. 10, 1876
Burial: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Civil War Union Major General. A career US Army officer, he was in command of a volunteer cavalry regiment in Missouri, at the start of the Civil War. Promoted Brigadier General, he commanded a Cavalry Division at the Battle of New Madrid, Siege of Corinth and was promoted Major General in September 1862. For his actions commanding the Reserve Corps at the Battle of Chickamaugua, he was placed in command of the IV Corps in September 1863. For the remainder of the war, he led his troops through engagements in the campaigns of Tennessee and Alabama. After the war, he remained in the Army in command of the Department of Texas and later the District of New Mexico, serving until his death.
Gordon Granger, born New York, appointed from New York, Bvt. 2nd., Lieutenant infantry, July 1, 1845. Transferred to Mounted Rifles, July 17, 1845. 2nd., Lieutenant May 29, 1847. 1St., Lieutenant May 24, 1852. Captain May 5, 1861. 3rd., Cavalry August 3, 1861. Colonel 2nd., Michigan Cavalry to September 1861. Brig. General Volunteers, March 26, 1862. Brig. General Volunteers, September 17, 1862. Major General Volunteers, September 17, 1862. Mustered out Volunteers, January 13, 1866. Colonel 25th., infantry, July 28, 1866. Unassigned March 15, 1869. Assigned to 15th., infantry, December 20, 1870. Died January 10 1876.
Bvt. 1St., Lieutenant August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at Contreras and Churubusco.
Bvt. Captain September 13, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at Chapultepec.
Bvt. Major August 19, 1861, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Wilson Creek Mo.
Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel September 20, 1863, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Chickamuga Ga.
Bvt. Colonel November 24, 1863, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Chattanooga Tenn.
Bvt. Brig. General March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious service at the capture of Mobile Ala.
Bvt. Major General March 13, 1865, for distinguish gallantry and good conduct at the capture of Fort Gaines and Morgan Ala.