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Pvt Leonard Griffith
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1841
Death: 1914

Leonard Griffith

Residence Mayville WI;
Enlisted on 8/11/1862 as a Private.
On 8/11/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. WI 1st Cavalry
He was Mustered Out on 6/6/1865
He was listed as: POW Atlanta, GA (date not stated)

From Obit which Leonard dictated shortly before his death:

"My parents were both natives of New York State. I was born on July 22, 1841 during a temporary residence of my parents in Canada. In 1843 my parents came to Wisconsin and settled in Waukesha County seven miles from the ridge of Hartland.

When I was 6 years old they settled in the southwest corner in the town of Aishford in the County of Fond du Lac.
I enlisted Aug. 28, 1862 and went for a recruit for Company C, the first Wis. Cavalry. I joined my regiment at Cape Girardeau, Mo. In Sept. 1862.
I served with my regiment in Mo. And Arkansas until the following June, when my regiment was transferred to Tenn. and became part of the army of the Cumberland, commanded by Gen. E. D. Cooke.

I served with my command in Kentucky, Tenn., Alabama, East Tenn., Georgia and was taken prisoner by the enemy near Lovehoay Station, Georgia.

Our Division lost 600 dead, wounded and prisoners. I was sent to the Confederate Prison of Andersonville, together with 23 others of my company, 20 of who died there.

I returned home from the South April 1, 1865 and was discharged from the service on June 6, 1865.

I was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Reible in June 1867. Six children were born from this union."

By speical request he was dressed in his G. A. R. uniform and buried from the Methodist Church of Loyal with interment in the Loyal Cemetery.
 
 
Burial:
Loyal City Cemetery
Loyal
Clark County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: Feb 17, 2007
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Pvt Leonard Griffith
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Pvt Leonard Griffith
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