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Charles Griffin
Birth: Dec. 18, 1825
Granville
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1867
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA

Civil War Union Major General. After graduating from West Point in 1847, he served as a artillery officer in the Southwest. In 1860, he was an instructor at West Point, where he organized the Army's field battery. At the start of the Civil War, he fought at the First Battle of Bull Run , in the Peninsula Campaign and was promoted Brigadier General in June 1862. He led infantry brigades at the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Promoted Major General of US Volunteers in 1864, he led his divisions skillfully, from the Wilderness to Appomattox. After the Civil War, he was placed in command of the 35th US Infantry at Galveston for the District of Texas. Despite the yellow fever epidemic which was plaguing the city, he remained at his post and died of yellow fever on September 15, 1867. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Apollos Griffin (1787 - 1859)
  Permelia Griffin (1795 - 1857)
 
 Children:
  Charles Carroll Griffin (1862 - 1867)*
  William Thomas Griffin (1864 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: North Hill, Lot 292, Carroll Family Mausoleum, Vault 3
 
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Record added: Oct 14, 2001
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