Grover, Cuvier was born on July 29, 1828 in Bethel, Maine, United States. Son of John and Fanny (Lary) Grover.
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1850.
Engineer on exploring expedition to Far N.W., 1853, made report on expedition (removed many objections to feasibility of a Northern Pacific railroad), 1854. Commissioned First lieutenant 10th Infantry, United States Army, 1855, captain, 1858. Served in expedition against Mormons in Utah, circa 1856, appointed provost marshall Utah Territory, circa 1857.
Promoted brigadier general, 1862, in command of 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 3d Corps, Army of Potomac, served in Battle of Williamsburg. Brevetted lieutenant colonel, then colonel. Commanded 4th Division, 19th Corps.
Served in 2d Battle of Bull Run. Took possession of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Commanded division 19th Corps, Department of Gulf, 1862-1864.
Served in 1st Battle of Winchester, 1864. Brevetted major general, 1864. Fought in battles of Fisher’s Hill and Cedar Creek.
Commander District of Savannah: 1865: commissioned brigadier general, 1865, then major general. Returned to frontier duty. Promoted colonel 1st Cavalry, United States Army, 1875.
Married Susan Flint, August, 1865. Married second, Ella Miller, January 28, 1875.