COL BBG Grover, Ira Glanton

Ira Glanton Grover


Born: December 26, 1832

Birthplace: Brownsville, Indiana

Father: Ira Grover 1795 – 1889
(Buried: South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana)​

Mother: Elizabeth Glanton 1804 – 1882
(Buried: South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana)​


1856: Graduated from Asbury University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Greensburg, Indiana​

Civil War Career:
1861: Captain Company B, 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Captain Company E, 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Port Republic​
1862 – 1863: Major of 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1863: Lt. Colonel of 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1863: Left behind to guard Emmitsburg Road on July 1st
1863: Decided to leave for the battle front without orders​
1863: Posted on the north side of Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg​
1863: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Gettysburg​
Brought before a court martial for abandoning his post​
1864: Captured at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia​
1864: Prisoner of War held by the Confederate Army in Macon, Georgia​
1864: Exchanged in Prisoner of Exchange in Charleston August 3rd
1864: Mustered out of the Union Army on September 20th
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1876: Attorney in Greensburg, Indiana​

Died: May 30, 1876

Place of Death: Greensburg, Indiana

Age at time of Death:
43 years old

Burial Place: South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
I see where He was brought before a Court Martial for abandoning his post at Gettysburg. What was the outcome of that court martial?

nc native

Aug 30, 2011
NC Piedmont
I wonder if his court martial had something to do with his leaving for the battle front at Gettysburg without orders? If that was the case, his courage certainly isn't in question, it would have something to do with his lack of regard for military procedure and leaving his regiment without authorization.