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Griffin, Charles 1826-

Military officer; born in Licking county, O., in 1826; graduated at West Point in 1847, and entered the artillery. He was made captain of artillery in April, 1861, and with his battery fought bravely in the battle of Bull Run. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in July, 1862; served under General Potter in the campaign against Richmond, and was active in the Army of the Potomac until the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court-house, where, as. commander of the 5th Corps, he received the arms and colors of the Army of Northern Virginia. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general, United States army, and received other brevets for “meritorious services during the Rebellion.” In the winter of 1865-66 he was placed in command of the Department of Texas, with headquarters in Galveston. On Sept. 5, 1867, when that city was scourged with yellow fever, he was given a temporary command in New Orleans, but he refused to leave his post, and died of the fever on the 15th.

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