OBITUARY. MAJOR GEN. GORDON GRANGER. A dispatch from Santa Fe, New-Mexico, an- nounces the death, on Sunday evening at that military post, of Gen. Gordon Granger. The announcement will cause profound sorrow not only in military but in all civic circles. He was one of the most distinguished di- vision commanders ever known. Brevetted no less than six times for "gallant and meritorious con- duct," and once for "distinguished gallantry and good conduct," he was in every respect a great and distinguished officer. The story of his life is one of constant service and strict attention to duty. He was born in New-York City in 1823, and entered West Point when eighteen years of age, graduating No. 35 in a class of forty-one, in 1845. He was then promoted to a Brevet Second Lieutenancy in the Second Infantry, serving with his command at Detroit Barracks, Mich. In July, 1846, he was transferred to the Mounted Rifles and was assigned to duty at Jefferson Barracks. He participated in the war with Mexico, being engaged in the siege of Vera Cruz, the battles of Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, Chapultepec, and the assault and cap- ture of the City of Mexico. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant May 29, 1847, and was brevetted twice while in Mexico for gallant and meritorious conduct on the field of battle. In 1849 he was as- signed to frontier duty in Oregon, where he re- mained until 1851, when, having obtained leave of absence, he visited Europe, where he remained nearly a year. On his return he was on duty in Texas, where he was engaged in scouting, during which several skirmishes with hostile Indians oc- curred. In May, 1852, he was promoted to a First Lieutenancy in the Mounted Rifles. At the close of the year 1860, after almost a decade of active, untir- ing service on the Southern frontier he was granted a sick leave of absence by his commanding officer. It was while recovering his health that the rebellion broke out. He at once reported for duty, and was assigned by the War Department to the staff of Major Gen. McClellan, then on duty in Ohio. In 1861, he was promoted a file, his Captain's com- mission being dated May 5, and was assigned to the Third Cavalry. He was then transferred from the staff of Gen. McClellan to that of Gen. Sturgis, then on an expedition in South-east Missouri, and with whom he served as Acting Assistant Adjutant Gen- eral. He was engaged in the action at Dug Spring, Aug. 2, 1861, and the battle of Wilson's Creek, Aug. 10, 1861. For gallant and meritorious conduct in this last engagement he was again brevetted, this time as Major in the United States Army. From Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 1861, he was in command of the St. Louis Arsenal, and while thus serving was of- fered the Colonelcy of the Second Michigan Cav- alry, which he accepted. He was then placed in command of the Third Brigade of the Army of the Mississippi, and participated in the movement which terminated with the capture of Island No. 10, April 8, 1862. It was in recognition of his services during this memorable campaign that President Lincoln commissioned him Brigadier General of Volunteers. He was in command of the cavalry of the Army of the Missis- sippi, participated in the advance upon Corinth, pursued the rebels to Baldwin, and was promoted to be Major General Sept. 17, 1862. Thence he was transferred to the Army of Kentucky, and soon after participated in the operations in Tennessee, pursuing the rebels under Van Dorn to Duck River; in the defense of Franklin, when subsequently assaulted by Van Dorn, in repulsing Gen. Forrest's raid upon Triane, and finally in Major Gen. Rose- cran's campaign. His fame as a General soon be- came known throughout the North, and his career was watched with deep interest. At the battle of Chickamauga he, with his reserves, rendered Gen. George H. Thomas such service as enabled him to stem the tide of disaster, and it was in recognition of these distinguished efforts that the Secretary of War appointed him Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in the Regular Army. Upon the reorganization of the Army at the request of Gen. Thomas, he was assigned to the command of the Fourth Army Corps, which con- sisted of his own troops and the fragmentary divisions of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Corps, formerly commanded by Major Gens. McCook and Crittenden. He performed a prominent part during the occupation and operations about Chattanooga; was engaged with his corps in the battle of Mis- sionary Ridge, and was in the movement for the relief of Knoxville. His next important service was in the operations against Fort Gaines, in Alabama, and in the siege and bombardment of Fort Morgan. Subsequently he participated in the siege of Span- ish Fort, in the storming of Blakely, the surrender of Mobile, and in the final occupation by the Union forces. It was in these later events that he dis- played such courage and ability, in fact, such sol- dierly qualities, as to lead to his receiving double honors by brevet on the same day. These were his appointments of Brevet Brigadier General and of Brevet Major General by the Secre- tary of War. In January, 1866, Gen. Granger was mustered out of the volunteer service, and was shortly after given the command of the District of Texas and of the Department of Kentucky. On July 28, 1866, he was commissioned Colonel of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, which command he held at the time of his death. Gen. Granger, as has been stated, was born in this City. A few weeks ago he was prostrated by a stroke of paraly- sis, but from which he had nearly recovered. On Monday afternoon he was again stricken by apo- plexy, and without regaining consciousness, died at 6 o'clock in the evening.
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