Pvt Cornelius Q Griffin

Pvt Cornelius Q Griffin

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 12 May 1864 (aged 22–23)
Spotsylvania Courthouse, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Spotsylvania Courthouse, 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 Courthouse, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .