(1822–76) army officer, born in Joy, New York. Granger was twice cited for gallantry in the Mexican War (1846–48) and similarly cited after his role at Wilson's Creek (1861) in the Civil War. His most noteworthy accomplishment in the latter conflict was at Chickamauga (1863), where his actions helped prevent the complete rout of Union forces. Despite his successes, his advance in the Union army was hindered by a reputation for insubordination and by Ulysses S. Grant's belief that he lacked the qualities needed to command a large mission. After the war Granger was briefly in charge of the District of Texas, but his politics resulted in his removal.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.