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Soldier , lawyer

Lewis Addison Grant, American soldier, lawyer.

Background

Grant, Lewis Addison was born on January 17, 1829 in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Son of James and Elizabeth (Wyman) Grant.

Education

Educated Townshend and Chester, Vermont. Taught school in Vermont, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, 1848-1853.

Career

Father of Ulysses Sherman G. Admitted to bar, 1855, and engaged in practice at Bellows Falls, Vermont Major 5th Vermont Infantry, August 15, 1861. Lieutenant colonel, September 25, 1861. Colonel, September 16, 1862.

Brigadier general vols., April 27, 1864. Bvtd. major general vols., October 19, 1864, “for gallant and meritorious services in campaign before Richmond and in Shenandoah Valley”. Honorary mustered out, August 24, 1865.

Congressional Medal of Honor, May 11, 1893, for Battle of Salem Heights, Virginia. Wounded at battle of Fredericksburg, December 14, 1862, and at battle of Petersburg, April 2, 1865. Appointed lieutenant colonel 36th Infantry, United States of America, July 1866, but declined.

Assistant secretary of war, April 5, 1890-December 15, 1893.

Connections

Married S. Augusta Hartwell, March 11, 1857 (died 1859). Married second, Mary Helen Pierce, September 9, 1863.

father:
James Grant

mother:
Elizabeth (Wyman) Grant

spouse:
S. Augusta Hartwell

spouse:
Mary Helen Pierce