; born in Bethel, Me.
, July 24, 1829; graduated at West Point
in 1850, entering the 1st Artillery.
He was made brigadier-general of volunteers in April, 1861, and commanded a brigade in Heintzelman
's corps in the Army of the Potomac.
took command of the troops at Fairfax
(1862), General Grover
took that officer's division.
From December, 1862, to July, 1864, he commanded a division of the 19th Corps in the Department of the Gulf.
He was in the Shenandoah
campaign in 1864; and from January till June, 1865, he was in command of the District of Savannah. General Grover
was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general in the regular army, March 13, 1865, for “meritorious services during the Rebellion
” ; was promoted to lieutenantcolonel of the 38th Infantry in 1866, and colonel of the 1st Cavalry in 1875, which command he held till his death in Atlantic City, N. J.
, June 6, 1885.