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(Oct. 27, 1864), in connection with the Boydtown Plank Road movement, took place a contest in which the action of the 10th Mass. Battery (Lieutenant Granger) was, according to the historian of the 2d Army Corps, unusually spirited; Walker, p. 623. Three years after his death Lieutenant Granger was brevetted captain, major and lieutenant-colonel U. S. Vols. in recognition of his gallant and meritorious services in this battle. and it lost its commanding officer, Lieut. H. H. Granger; Lieut. Asa Smith, U. S. A. (4th U. S. Artillery), who was detailed to take his place, also fell. Capts. D. A. Granger and Alexander McTavish, both of the 11th Mass. Infantry, were also killed. The 11th was also actively engaged (November 5) in repelling an attack on the picket line, and was warmly praised by Col. R. MacAllister, commanding brigade, who especially complimented its adjutant, Lieut. Michael Boucher. Official Army Records, 87, pp. 398, 400. The 19th, 20th, 57th, 59th Infantry, 1st Cava