neration my great grandfather, Noah Grant, and his younger brother, Solomon, held commissions in the English army, in 1756, in the war against the French and Indians.
Both were killed that year.
My grandfather, also named Noah, was then but nine years old. At the breaking out of the war of the Revolution, after the battles of Concord and Lexington, he went with a Connecticut company to join the Continental army, and was present at the battle of Bunker Hill.
He served until the fall of Yorktown, or through the entire Revolutionary war. He must, however, have been on furlough part of the time — as I believe most of the soldiers of that period were — for he married in Connecticut during the war, had two children, and was a widower at the close.
Soon after this he emigrated to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and settled near the town of Greensburg in that county.
He took with him the younger of his two children, Peter Grant.
The elder, Solomon, remained with his relatives in C
District of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863.
Reserve Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863.
Wardrop's Independent Brigade, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863.
U. S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863.
Heckman's Command, Newport News, Va., to January, 1864.
1st Brigade, U. S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864.
Unattached, Yorktown, Pa., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
Guard and provost duty at Washington, D. C., till April, 1863.
Ordered to Suffolk, Va., April 16.
Siege of Suffolk April 20-May 4.
Moved to Portsmouth, Va., May 13.
Operations on Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad May 15-28.
Antioch Church and Barber's Cross Roads May