Corp Joseph Clairmont Griffin

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Corp Joseph Clairmont Griffin

Tennessee, USA
Death 11 Aug 1898 (aged 25)
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section B #3244
Memorial ID 2968872 · View Source
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Joseph Clairmont Griffin entered the United States Army on August 3,1896 in Nashville, Tennessee for an enlistment of 3 years. He was 23.3 years old and was from Jefferson County, Tennessee. His civilian occupation was a stone cutter. -Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, compiled 1798 - 1914

The Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tennessee Tuesday, April 4, 1899


The remains of Private J.T. Griffin, Company H, Eighth United States infantry arrived in the city yesterday. The remains will be given a military burial today at 4 P.M. at the National Cemetery. The father of Private Griffin, J.M. Griffin, who resides at Riverdale, where he is a highly respected citizen is here to attend the funeral.
Private Griffin was in the battle of Santiago from which he escaped untouched by Spanish bullets only to fall a victim of the fever a month later. He died on August 11, after an illness of a week. The body was disinterred and sent to this country on the transport Crook. It arrived here yesterday. Preparations were immediately made for the interment.
Non-commissioned officers of the Third Tennessee and other late members of other Tennessee regiments will attend the funeral as well as friends of the deceased who reached the city yesterday for the purpose.
Private Griffin was a splendid young man. He was twenty-five years of age and had been in the Army Something over two years when he died. He is mourned by many people who know of his good qualities and noble works while he was alive.

The Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tennessee Wednesday, April 5, 1899

In National Cemetery Remains of Private Griffin Were Laid to Rest Yesterday

The funeral of the late J.T. Griffin, the Eighth United States Infantry soldier who died while doing service with his regiment in Cuba, was held yesterday afternoon at the National Cemetery where the remains were interred. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M.D. Jeffries. D.D., pastor of the Second Baptist Church.
The remainswere conveyed from the undertaking establishment of Hall and Donahue by members of the late 3rd Tennessee regiment in charge of Sergeant DeArmond. Major W.H Brown attended the funeral and saw to it that a proper following of the military burial was had. The pallbearers were Sergeants Quaid, Gibbons, Campbell, Corporals Shanton, Clements, McKeen, Cooper and Ellis.
At the cemetery, impressive services were conducted, and after the remains had been transferred to Mother Earth a salute was fired over the grave by a squad of eight men. Buglar Hawk sounded "taps" and the service was finished.



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  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Joseph Clairmont Griffin (15 Apr 1873–11 Aug 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2968872, citing Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Berry (contributor 46842114) .