BUST VIEW CDV OF CUVIER GROVER AS A BRIGADIER GENERAL

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Clean clear bust image of Grover as a brigadier general. He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with brigadier general’s shoulder straps.

Image has excellent contrast.

Reverse has photographer’s back mark for BRADY’S NEW YORK GALLERIES. Modern pencil ID is also present.

Cuvier Grover was born July 24, 1828 in Bethel, Maine, the younger brother of Governor and Senator La Fayette Grover of Oregon. A graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1850, Grover was stationed in the western frontier before being transferred to help in defense preparations of Washington, D.C., at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was appointed brigadier general of volunteers in April 1862, but with a date of rank of April 14, 1861, the day after the evacuation of Fort Sumter, making him one of the more senior generals in the Army. He served as a brigade commander in the III Corps of the Army of the Potomac, in which role he won distinction at the Battle of Williamsburg and was brevetted lieutenant colonel in the regular army, winning promotion to full colonel for gallantry at the Battle of Seven Pines.

Grover and his brigade were later transferred to the command of Maj. Gen. John Pope’s Army of Virginia. Grover was cited for bravery in leading a bayonet charge against Confederate forces at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Transferred to the Department of the Gulf in December 1862, Grover commanded a division in the XIX Corps during the capture of Baton Rouge and the Siege of Port Hudson. Returning to the East in August 1864, he participated in the Third Battle of Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek, where he was wounded and brevetted to the rank of major general of volunteers. Before the war's end, Grover was brevetted to major general in the regular army on March 13, 1865, before returning to frontier and garrison duty with the U.S. Cavalry.

He died in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 6, 1885 and is buried in West Point Cemetery.      [ad]

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