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William Haymond Griffing

William Haymond Griffing

Male 1835 - 1863  (27 years)

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  • Name William Haymond Griffing 
    Born 24 Nov 1835  Franklin, Johnson, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jul 1863  Jackson, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: KIA Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17; 53rd IL Volunteers Infantry 
    Person ID I242  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2017 

    Father Thomas Crisler Griffing,   b. 24 Apr 1807, Boone, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1859, Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Sarah Moore,   b. 1 May 1812, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1894, Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 19 May 1831  Shelby, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • American Civil War Soldiers Name: William Griffing RESIDENCE: Morris, Illinois Enlistment Date: 1 Jan 1862 Side Served: Union State Served: Illinois Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal. Enlisted as a Private on 1 January 1862. Enlisted in Company K, 53rd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 1 Jan 1862. Killed Company K, 53rd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 12 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS.

      It was ordered to St. Louis on March 23, and from St. Louis to Savannah, Tenn. It was engaged in the siege of Corinth, and for meritorious conduct on the skirmish line was furnished with new Springfield rifles. The following October, near the Hatchie river, it engaged four times its number of the enemy, who were retreating from the battle of Corinth, and moved steadily forward, holding the bridge and road for over 2 hours until other troops could be crossed and placed in position. The regiment lost in that battle 16 killed and 49 wounded. It there assisted in running a section of artillery (a Missouri battery) up the bluff by hand, placing it within 50 yards of the enemy's line, and supported it while it did splendid work. The regiment participated in the gallant but disastrous charge by Gen. Lauman at Jackson, Miss., on July 12, 1863, going into the fight with 250 men and officers and coming out with but 66.

      U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles Name: William H Griffing Residence: Morris, Illinois Enlistment Date: 1 Jan 1862 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Illinois Survived the War?: No Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Illinois 53rd Infantry Regiment on 01 Jan 1862. Promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 12 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS. Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men Name GRIFFING, WILLIAM H Rank PVT Company K Unit 53 IL US INF Personal Characteristics Residence MORRIS, GRUNDY CO, IL Age 30 Height 5' 10 1/2 Hair DARK Eyes HAZEL Complexion DARK Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER Nativity SHELBY CO, IN Service Record Joined When JAN 1, 1862 Joined Where MORRIS, IL Joined By Whom R H ALLISON Period 3 YRS Muster In JAN 1, 1862 Muster In Where OTTAWA, IL Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A Remarks TRANS TO CO B

      Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Name: William H. Griffing Relative: Mother Sarah Griffing