CDV OF PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER WOUNDED AT FREDERICKSBURG

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Bust image of John A. Griffin in what looks to be a dark sack or civilian coat open at the collar with a light colored vest underneath.

Image is clear with excellent contrast and has only light surface dirt. Top corners of the mount have been clipped.

Reverse has a period pencil inscription that reads “LIEUT. JOHN A. GRIFFIN CO. E WOUNDED AT FREDERICKSBURG.” Photographer’s back mark is for BRADY’S STUDIO.

John A. Griffin was born in 1837. He first enlisted in Company H, 19th Pennsylvania for three months serving in Baltimore and being discharged on August 29, 1861.

Griffin next enlisted as a Private in Company H, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted to 1st Sergeant on an undisclosed date and commissioned 1st Lieutenant January 1, 1863 and transferred to Company E. On May 26, 1864 Griffin was promoted to Captain of Company F but was never mustered in at that rank. He was mustered out on November 26, 1864 at Fort Dushane, Virginia.

The 90th Pennsylvania was engaged at 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. The regiment lost 6 officers and 224 enlisted men killed, died of wounds and disease as well as many more wounded.

Griffin’s name appears on the Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg showing that he was present for that engagement.

When he died on January 12, 1892 he was living with his father-in-law in Beloit, Wisconsin trying to recover from consumption. It was reported that he had to travel laying on a cot. His remains were buried in Rockton Township Cemetery in Rockton, Illinois. [ad]

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