Major General Charles Griffin

Major General Charles Griffin (HM46B)

Location: Granville, OH 43023 Licking County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 4.14', W 82° 33.49'

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Located 100 yards southeast of this marker is the boyhood home of Major General Charles Griffin. Born in 1825, he graduated from West Point in 1847 and rose to prominence during the Civil War. Griffin fought in most of the major engagements of the war's eastern theater, including the first battle of Bull Run, the Seven Days battles, and the Wilderness campaign. While under his command, units from the Fifth Corps of the Army of the Potomac blocked the Confederate retreat at Appomattox, compelling surrender. In recognition of Griffin's service, General U.S. Grant designated him a "Surrender Commissioner" in charge of the capitulation of the rebel army. During Reconstruction, Griffin became the military governor of Texas and Louisiana, and was a vigorous advocate of the civil rights of newly freed slaves. He died during a yellow fever epidemic in Galveston, Texas in 1867.
HM NumberHM46B
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number10-45
Year Placed1999
Placed ByA Neff family donation to the People of Granville, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 367126 N 4436578
Decimal Degrees40.06900000, -82.55816667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.14', W 82° 33.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 8.40" N, 82° 33' 29.40" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 OH-37, Granville OH 43023, US
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