Lewis Grant, born in Winhall, Vermont, was a teacher, lawyer and Union soldier. In 1861 he mustered into the service as a major in the 5th Vermont Infantry Volunteers. Lewis Grant was wounded several times including at the Battle of Fredericksburg. He was in command of the 1st Vermont Brigade during the 1863 Gettysburg campaign, participating in over 24 battles, including the assault on Petersburg where he was wounded in the head. On August 22, 1866, he was recommended for appointment as a field officer in the regular army by General Ulysses S. Grant, but declined. After the war, he was U.S. assistant secretary of war under Benjamin Harrison. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1893.
Lewis Grant was awarded the Medal of Honor for the assault at Salem Church, Virginia in 1863. The citation reads “Personal gallantry and intrepidity displayed in the management of his brigade and in leading it in the assault in which he was wounded.”
This Lewis Grant mug is part of our US Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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