Griffin, Thomas W.
Age: 27, credited to Greensboro, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/61, m/i 9/21/61, 3SGT, Co. D, 4th VT INF, wdd, Funkstown, 7/10/63, reen 12/15/63, kia, Wilderness, 5/6/64
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Birth: abt 1834, Marshfield, VT
Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Thomas and James Griffin
THOMAS W. GRIFFIN, age 27, son of James Griffin, born in Marshfield, enlisted at Barton, Aug. 28, '61, mustered at Brattleboro, Sept. 20, in Co. D, 4th Reg., with the rank of sergeant; remained with his company doing duty, until taken with the measles in December; the 27th same month, with typhoid fever; went home Feb., '62, recovered, and joined his company on the Peninsula, at the siege of Yorktown April 10, '62; remained with it until detailed to take charge of a portion of the ambulance train, belonging to the division, in the fall of '62, remained in that service 10 months, rejoined the company; re-enlisted Dec. 15, '63, credited to the town of Hardwick, receiving $300 from the town, and $100 from the government.; received a 35 day furlough- came home returned to the company at its expiration; recommended for promotion to 2d Lieut., which commission he would have received had he not been mortally wounded by a Minnie ball, which entered his groin, at the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, '64 He managed to get to the rear, but died that night, and was buried by his comrades near the cross roads in the Wilderness, where his body now remains. He was a true son of Vermont, thoroughly patriotic, endowed with a lively intellect and mind not contaminated by the follies of the camp. JAMES O. GRIFFIN, age 18, brother of Thomas W. Griffin, born in Peacham, enlisted at Brattleboro Oct. 22, mustered in at Brattleboro in Co..I, 15th Reg.; remained with the company 'till taken with typhoid fever, taken to the regimental hospital Jan. 14, '63; transferred to the Post hospital at Fairfax Court House, Jan. 19, and remained there until March, when he was taken to Fairfax Seminary Hospital; rejoined his company June 15 and marched to Gettysburg and Westminster, from which place he was sent to Philadelphia general hospital and remained 3 weeks, went to Brattleboro, mustered out with the regiment Aug. 5, came home in the fall of '64, enlisted at Greensboro for one year as a recruit fot the 1st Cav. Reg., went to Burlington, but was not accepted, went to Fairlee, and enlisted for that town; received $66.66 from the government, and $500 from the town; mustered in at Windsor Sept. 24, '64, in Co. B., 1st Cav; sent to rendezvous camp at Fairhaven, Ct.; detailed to play in the post band, remained until April 28, 65; was sent to the Dismounted Camp Chapel Point, Va.; there until June 1 when he joined his company near Washington, and remained until mustered out at Burlington, June 21, '65.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:224-225
Submitted by: Deanna French.