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Granger, Robert S., brigadier-general, was born in Zanes-
ville, Ohio, May 24, 1816, was graduated at the United States
military academy in 1839 and saw his first active service in
the Seminole war in Florida, 1840-42. He was subsequently for
two years assistant instructor in tactics at West Point, and
served in the Mexican war, winning promotion of captain, Sept.
8, 1847. He afterwards served on the Texas frontier and on
April 27, 1861, was captured by the Confederate commander on
the Texas coast and paroled. While on parole he organized and
prepared for the field a brigade at Mansfield, Ohio, and then,
being exchanged in Aug., 1862, was commissioned in September
brigadier-general of Kentucky troops. He engaged with Confed-
erate troops at Shepherdsville, Lebanon Junction and Lawrence-
burg, was for his action in the last named battle brevetted
colonel in the regular army, and on Oct. 20, 1862, he was com-
missioned brigadier-general of U. S. volunteers. He commanded
a division and, during 1863, the districts of Nashville and
Middle Tennessee successively, and in the first part of 1864
prepared Nashville as a depot of supplies. He then commanded
the District of Northern Alabama, and while there captured Gen.
Philip D. Roddey's camp, drove Gen. Joseph Wheeler out of mid-
dle Tennessee and defended his district against the raid of
Gen. Forrest, and Decatur, Ala., against the army of Gen. Hood.
He was brevetted brigadier-general in the regular army for
these services and was awarded the brevet of major-general
U. S. A. for services during the war. He commanded in northern
Alabama during the occupation, in 1865, was promoted lieuten-
ant-colonel U. S. A., on June l2 of that year; colonel, Aug.
16, 1871, and was placed on the retired list, Jan. 16, 1873.
Gen. Granger died in Washington, D. C., April 25, 1894

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