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Pvt Cornelius Q Griffin

Pvt Cornelius Q Griffin

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 12 May 1864 (aged 22–23)
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Plot North Carolina Section
Memorial ID 9788210 · View Source
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Company D "Cleveland Blues" from Cleveland County, N.C., 14th North Carolina Infantry "Last At Appomattox!", Ramseur's Brigade, Rodes' Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Cleveland County NC; 21 years old.
Enlisted on 7/29/1861 at Cleveland County, NC, he was mustered into "D" Co. NC 14th Infantry as a Private.
Present or accounted for until he "deserted from line of battle" on 9/14/1863; AWOL until he rejoined the company on 12/13/1863.
Mortally wounded in Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Va.

"At Spottsylvania, May 12, a memorable day, Ramseur's brigade advanced, driving the blue-clad soldiers from a first line of breastworks and then rushing to a second, stronger line. When the 14th regiment, on the left, reached the near side of the works, the situation of its fellow-regiment, the 30th North Carolina, on the right, became grave. Going to the rescue the 14th drove into traverses and ousted the Federals at the point of the bayonet." [Transcribed from the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sunday, December 24, 1961.]

Bio by: BigFrench


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  • Created by: BigFrench
  • Added: 9 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9788210
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Cornelius Q Griffin (1841–12 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9788210, citing Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .