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John D. Billings, The history of the Tenth Massachusetts battery of light artillery in the war of the rebellion 9 1 Browse Search
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the whole division sustains severe loss. Inheriting the loyal spirit of his grandfather, Capt. John Granger, (who in former time of our country's peril gathered a company of sixty minute-men in New mortally wounded while passing the colors from the color-bearer who had fallen to another. Lieut. Granger rode over to his fallen kinsman and promised to send a stretcher for his removal, but was directly ordered into action, and soon after received his own death-wound. Capt. Granger's men endeavored to carry him from the field, but his agony was intense, and lie told them to leave him to his odds, and won special praise for its signal daring and efficiency. It was then commanded by Lieut. Granger. As an officer he won the confidence of the men to a remarkable degree, and always manifestame wavering past the guns, and the colonel commanding declared he could not rally his men, he (Granger) drew his sword, and riding forward called upon them to rally and save the guns. When the ammu