★ ★  Griffin, Charles

Charles Griffin

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Born:
December 18, 1825

Birthplace: Granville, Ohio

Father: Apollos Griffin 1787 – 1859
(Buried: Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio)​

Mother: Permelia Gillett 1795 – 1857
(Buried: Manatee Burying Ground, Manatee, Florida)​

Wife: Sarah V. “Sallie” Carroll 1837 – 1917
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Children:

Charles Carroll Griffin 1862 – 1867​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

William Thomas Griffin 1864 – 1864​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Education:

1847: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (23rd in class)​

Occupation before War:

1847: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1847 – 1849: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1849 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1860 – 1861: Assistant Artillery Instructor at West Point​
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Civil War Career:


1861: Captain United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1861 – 1866: Captain United States Army, 5th Artillery​
1861: Commander of Artillery in Washington, D.C.​
1861: Artillery Commander at First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1861: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of First Bull Run​
1862: Served in the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1862: Served in the Battle of Mechanicsville, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: on Sick leave from army May 15th thru July 2nd
1863: Division Commander in the 5th Army Corps​
1863: Served at the third day Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1864: Court martial Duty in the Union Army​
1864 – 1865: Division Commander 1st Division 5th Army Corps​
1864: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of the Wilderness​
1864: Brevetted Major General in Union Army for Gallantry​
1864: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Weldon Railroad​
1865: Commander of 5th Army Corps in the Richmond Campaign​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General for Gallantry Battle of Five Forks​
1865: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry during Civil War​
1865 – 1866: Major General of Union Army Infantry​
1866: Mustered out of Volunteer Service on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1861 – 1866: Captain United States Army, 5th Artillery​
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1866 – 1867: Colonel United States Army, 35th Infantry Regiment​
1866 – 1867: Commander of United States Army District of Texas​
1867: Temporary Commander of Fifth Military District​

Died:
September 15, 1867

Place of Death: Galveston, Texas

Cause of Death: Yellow Fever

Age at time of Death: 41 years old

Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
 
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