91st PA: William Griffin

William Griffin

Name

According to the pension index by regiment, he enlisted under the alias 'William Griffith' (5, 6). (Perhaps this was in the 189th New York.)

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (4 (23 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).

When he enlisted, he was a labo[rer] (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (4).

During the war

He also served in company H of the 189th New York Infantry (5, 6 [189th Ohio]).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 October 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (4). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Captain Keyser (1, 4, 7).

He deserted on 13 May 1863 from Hospital Point Lookout [?], Maryland (1, 2, 3 [from hospital at Philadelphia PA]). He was a private, in company K (7).

After the war

On 27 May 1891, he applied unsuccessfully from New York for a pension (5, 6).

He died on 2 January 1910 (5).

On 14 January 1911, his widow, Elizabeth Griffin, applied unsuccessfully from New York for a pension (5, 6).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (William Griffin)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 22 May 1863 (Wm Griffin)

3 company K, register of deserters, entry 24 (William Griffin)

4 company K, descriptive roll (William Griffin)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (William Griffin)

6 pension index, by name (William Griffin alias William Griffith)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Griffin)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Griffin William
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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