★  Grover, Cuvier

Cuvier Grover

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Born: July 29, 1828

Birthplace: Bethel, Maine

Father: Dr. John Grover 1783 – 1866
(Buried: Skillingston Cemetery, Bethel, Maine)​

Mother: Fanny Lary 1802 – 1880

1st Wife: Susan Willard Flint 1838 – 1869

2nd Wife: Ella Miller 1851 – 1929

Children:

Flint Grover 1867 – 1909​
Fanny Grover 1869 – 1869​
Frances Grover 1879 – 1915​
Janet Buchanan Grover 1882 – 1946​
Cuvier A. Grover 1884 – 1910​

Education:

1850: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (4th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1850: Brevet 2nd Lt. of United States Army, Artillery​
1850 – 1855: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1850 – 1853: Frontier Duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​
1853 – 1854: Served on Northern Pacific Railroad Exploration​
1854 – 1855: Garrison Duty at Fort Independence Massachusetts​
1855 – 1858: 1st Lt. United States Army, 10th Infantry Regiment​
1855 – 1856: Frontier Duty at Fort Crawford, Wisconsin​
1856 – 1857: Frontier Duty at Fort Snelling, Minnesota​
1857 – 1858: Served in the Utah Expedition​
1858 – 1863: Captain, United States Army, 10th Infantry Regiment​

Civil War Career:
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1858 – 1863: Captain, United States Army, 10th Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served at Fort Marcy, New Mexico Territory​
1861 – 1862: Leave of Absence from the Army​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia​
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry, Battle of Williamsburg​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia​
1862: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry, Battle of Fair Oaks​
1862: Served in the Battle of Glendale​
1862: Served in the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862 – 1864: Division Commander Union Army, Department of Gulf​
1863: Served in the Expedition to Port Hudson, Louisiana​
1863 – 1866: Major, United States Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment​
1864: Division Commander in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1864: Wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia​
1864: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry, Battle of Fisher’s Hill​
1865: Union Army Commander of District of Savannah, Georgia​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General for Gallantry, Battle of Cedar Creek​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the war​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on August 24th

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1866: Major, United States Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment​
1865 – 1866: Garrison Duty in St. Louis, Missouri​
1866: Frontier Duty at Fort Larned, Kansas​
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1866 – 1869: Lt. Colonel, United States Army, 38th Infantry Regiment​
1869 – 1870: Lt. Colonel, Unassigned in United States Army​
1870 – 1875: Colonel, United States Army, 3rd Cavalry Regiment​
1875 – 1885: Colonel, United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​

Died: June 6, 1885

Place of Death: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Cause of Death: Hemorrhage from pulmonary abscess

Age at time of Death: 57 years old

Burial Place: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York
 
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At the outbreak of the war Grover held a command in New Mexico which he refused to surrender to Confederate forces. He also managed to safely withdraw his 10th infantry.
 
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His promotion to brigadier happened while he was on leave. It was actually the Volunteer Army he was mustered out of on August 24th, 1865, he remained with the regular army as a colonel until his death.
 
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