Elihu Watts Griffin(c. 1838 - 1905)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at age 23.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.
The remainder of the War:
He was treated at the US General Hospital #1, Frederick, MD, sent to Fort Delaware, then on to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 2 October 1862. He was then furloughed home for 30 days. When he didn't return, he was charged as being absent without leave in December 1862. In April 1863 he was tried by court martial for desertion, and found not guilty - but as having been AWOL. He forfeited a month's pay and was at hard labor in camp for two weeks. He was wounded and captured in action at Knoxville, TN on 18 November 1863 and held at Louisville Military Prison. He was transferred to Rock Island, IL on 23 January 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
Death Date: 03/17/1905 Burial Place: Warrior Creek Baptist Cemetery, Laurens County, SC
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15977]
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