★★★ -Griggs, George King

George King Griggs:
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Born: September 12, 1839
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Birthplace: Henry County Virginia
Father: Wesley Griggs 1808 – 1848
Mother: Susan W. “Sarah” King 1824 – 1879
(Buried: Ridgeway Cemetery Ridgeway Virginia)
1st​ Wife:
Sallie Boyd 1839 – 1893
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery Danville Virginia)
2nd​ Wife: Alice Boatwright 1855 – 1921
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery Danville Virginia)
Children:
Albert Boyd Griggs 1866 – 1919
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery Danville Virginia)
James Henry Griggs 1867 – 1950
(Buried: Moons Creek Primitive Baptist Church Providence N.C.)
Archie Wesley Griggs 1868 – 1948
(Buried: Stuart Cemetery Stuart Virginia)
Alice Pendleton Griggs 1898 – Unknown
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery Danville Virginia)

Education:
Attended Virginia Military Institute

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1863: Captain of Company K 38th​ Virginia Infantry Regiment
1862: Wounded in head during the Battle of Seven Pines
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Antietam
1863: Major of 38th​ Virginia Infantry Regiment
1863: Wounded in thigh during the Battle of Gettysburg
1863 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 38th​ Virginia Infantry Regiment
1864 – 1865: Colonel of 38th​ Virginia Infantry Regiment
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Drewry's Bluff
1865: Brigade leader at Appomattox Court House Appomattox Virginia

Occupation after War:
Superintendent of Danville & Western Railroad


Died:
October 14, 1915
Place of Death: Danville Virginia
Age at time of Death: 76 years old
Burial Place: Green Hill Cemetery Danville Virginia


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Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
His 38th virginia participated in Pickett's Charge where 40% became fatalities.Apparently it was part of Armistead's Brigade along with the 9th, 14th. 53rd.and thd 57th Virginia Infantrys.
 
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