See also:British novelist, was
See also:born in
See also:Edinburgh on the 1st of
See also:August 1822 . His
See also:Grant, was a captain in the 92nd
See also:Gordon Highlanders and had served through the
See also:Peninsular War . For several years
See also:James Grant was in
See also:Newfoundland with his father, but in 1839 he returned to England, and entered the 62nd
See also:Foot as an ensign . In 1843 he resigned his commission and devoted himself to writing, first magazinearticles, but soon a profusion of novels, full of vivacity and incident, and dealing mainly with military scenes and characters . His best stories, perhaps, were The
See also:Romance of War (his first, 1845), Bothwell (1851),
See also:Frank Hilton; or, The
See also:Queen's Own (1855), The Phantom Regiment and Harry Ogilvie (1856),
See also:Arden (1858), The
See also:Cockade (1867), Only an Ensign (1871), Shall I Win Her ? (1874), Playing with
See also:Fire (1887) . Grant also wrote British Battles on
See also:Land and
See also:Sea (1873–1875) and valuable books on Scottish
See also:history . Permanent value attaches to his
See also:work, in three volumes, on Old and New Edinburgh (188o) . He was the founder and energetic
See also:promoter of the
See also:National Association for the Vindication of Scottish Rights . In 1875 he became a
See also:Roman Catholic . He died on the 5th of May 1887 .
GEORGE MONRO GRANT (1835–1902)
JAMES AUGUSTUS GRANT (1827–1892)
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