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Confederate (CSV)


George Griffith

(1835 - 1908)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 33rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 26 year old laborer in Luray in Page County, VA. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 33rd Virginia Infantry on 28 April 1862 at Rude's Hill, near Mt Jackson, VA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was absent (listed variously as a deserter, absent without leave, absent wounded, or sick) after Sharpsburg through at least December 1863, with no later military record.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farm worker at Luray, Page County, VA. By 1880 he was farming next door to his brother-in-law Ambrose Shaffer in Luray, and was still a farmer there in 1900.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as George W Griffith (the W not found in any records).

He married Diana Griffith (1839-1870) in June 1855 and they had 6 children. He married again, Sarah Elizabeth Shaffer (1846-1925) in January 1874 and they had 2 more, daughters Olly and Nora.


07/15/1835; Page County, VA


02/07/1908; Page County, VA; burial in Morning Star Lutheran Church Cemetery, Luray, 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 28315]