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[230] an end. After the return of peace General Gano settled in Dallas, Tex.


Brigadier-General Hiram Bronson Granbury

Brigadier-General Hiram Bronson Granbury was one of the most gallant of the valiant officers of the soldier State of Texas. Entering the Confederate army as captain of a company in Gregg's regiment, Seventh Texas, he went with his command to Kentucky, and at the organization, in November, 1861, was elected major. He was on duty in Kentucky until early in 862, when the brigade to which he was attached was ordered to Fort Donelson. In the battle at that important post, in February, his regiment was in the gallant charge which successfully opened the way for the retreat of the Confederate army. That the opportunity was not improved was not the fault of the gallant men who gained the fight. Col. John M. Simonton, who on this occasion led the brigade, said of Major Granbury, that ‘he had now the confidence of his command and was entitled to the highest commendation of his countrymen.’ Col. John Gregg, of his regiment, also speaks well of the efficient assistance of Granbury. After the prisoners captured at Fort Donelson had been exchanged, Granbury was promoted to colonel of the Seventh regiment, August 29, 1862, and he commanded his regiment in north Mississippi, with Gregg's brigade, until after the fall of Vicksburg. He distinguished himself at the battle of Raymond, Miss., where General Gregg fought so valiantly the overwhelming masses of the Federals. He led this regiment in the battle of Chickamauga, and at Missionary Ridge until Brig.-Gen. James A. Smith was borne from the field severely wounded. Then Colonel Granbury took command of the brigade. On this day of disaster to the Confederates, Cleburne's division held its ground. More than that, Granbury, assisted by Cumming, from Stevenson's division, and Maney, from Walker's, made a charge and drove the enemy from their front. General Cleburne in his report said: ‘To ’

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