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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph A. Grigg

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 22 year old steamboatman living with Captain James May and family at Hollow Square in Greene County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company I (later H, renamed D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 16 April 1861 at Greensboro, AL.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 23 September, held at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, and sent to Fortress Monroe for exchange on 18 October 1862. By June 1864 and to at least October he was detailed as a Division courier. He was captured and paroled at Farmville, VA between 11 and 21 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1838 in VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28032]