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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Griffin, Simon Goddell 1824- (search)
Griffin, Simon Goddell 1824- Military officer; born in Nelson, N. H., Aug. 9, 1824; began law practice in Concord in 1860; served with marked distinction through the Civil War; was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers in 1864; and on June 16 of that year led an assault at Petersburg, capturing 1,000 Confederates and their works. He was brevetted majorgeneral of volunteers, and was mustered out of the service, Aug. 24, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Griffin, the (search)
Griffin, the The vessel of La Salle, on Lake Erie; built early in 1667, at the mouth of Cayuga Creek, not far below the site of Buffalo, and near the foot of Squaw Island. She was armed with a battery of seven small cannon and some muskets, and floated a flag bearing the device of an eagle. In August, the same year, she sailed for the western end of Lake Erie. This was the beginning of the commerce on the Great Lakes.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatcher's Run, battle of. (search)
morning, Feb. 5, 1865, a strong flanking column of Nationals moved on the right of the lines of the Confederates at Petersburg, beyond Hatcher's Run, to strike the South-side Railway. The entire National army in front of Petersburg had received marching orders to meet whatever might be developed by the movement. This flanking movement was led by Warren's and Humphrey's corps, and Gregg's cavalry. The cavalry moved down the Jerusalem Plank-road to Reams' Station. The divisions of Ayres, Griffin, and Crawford, of Warren's corps, moved along another road, while portions of Humphrey's corps (Mott's and Smyth's divisions) moved along still another road, with instructions to fall upon the right of the Confederate works on Hatcher's Run, while Warren should move around to the flank and strike the rear of their adversaries. The cavalry had pushed on from Reams's Station to Dinwiddie Courthouse, encountering Wade Hampton's cavalry, dismounted and intrenched. A division of Humphrey's cor