William Wallace Grout


William Wallace Grout Famous memorial

Compton, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 7 Oct 1902 (aged 66)
Kirby, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Burial Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Plot Section 2, Block 30, Lot 346, Grave 1
Memorial ID 21145 View Source

Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. He was commissioned in July 1862 as a Captain in the 15th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, eventually being promoted up to Lieutenant Colonel. He fought with his regiment on the Third Day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 3,1863), where his unit was part of the Vermont Brigade's celebrated flank attack on Pickett's Charge. Became a Brigadier General in the Vermont militia and was assigned to command a brigade that defended the US border during the time of the Confederate 1864 St. Albans Raid. After the war he was elected to represent two Vermont districts in the House of Representatives on two separate terms (the 3rd District from 1881 to 1883, then the 2nd District from 1885 to 1901).

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  • Added: 3 Apr 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 21145
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Wallace Grout (24 May 1836–7 Oct 1902), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21145, citing Grove Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .