Brigadier General Cuvier Grover

Brigadier General Cuvier Grover was the commander of the division occupying the right-center of the Union lines at Port Hudson at the time of the May 27th attack, during which his troops attacked the Confederate position "Fort Desperate".  Afterwards, he was placed in command of the entire Union right wing.

Cuvier Grover was born in Bethel, Maine on 24 July, 1829.  Grover was a career officer in the regular Army, graduating from West Point in 1850.  Prior to being transferred to the Department of the Gulf, he served in the Army of the Potomac, seeing action at Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, and second Bull Run, and other locations.  After Port Hudson, Grover commanded a division in the Shenandoah campaign from August to December, 1864. He was wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek on 19 October, 1864, and brevetted major-general of volunteers the same day for gallantry at Winchester and Fisher's Hill.  After the war he remained in the Army, and died on June 6, 1885 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


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