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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Mathias Potts Griffin

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 25th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old laborer in Pocahontas County, he mustered as Private, Company D, 9th Virginia Infantry Battalion on 18 May 1861 in Hunterville. On 1 May 1862 he transferred to Company I, 25th Virginia Infantry. He was captured at Winchester, VA on 15 July 1862 and exchanged 5 August 1862 at Aiken's Landing, VA.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from Richard L. Armstrong's 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (roster, 1990) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Birth

1843

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18992]