Jesse R. Griffin papers
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Jesse R. Griffin papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Griffin, Jesse R., Mrs.
Title: Jesse R. Griffin papers
Dates: 1880-1946, undated
Quantity: 0.2 linear ft. (1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS858

Biographical/Historical Note

Jesse R. Griffin enlisted as a private in the Civil War on August 17, 1861 with Company G, 1st Regiment, Decatur County, Georgia. He was mustered out at Augusta, Georgia, on March 18, 1862. He reenlisted as a private in Company B, 8th Regiment, Florida Infantry on May 10, 1862. He was appointed to be the musician. Later he was transferred to Company F and was appointed 1st Sergeant on January 1, 1864. Griffin received wounds in 1864 and was treated in General Hospital at Howard's Grove, Richmond, Virginia, from May 10-June 3, 1864 for contusion of his right hip. He surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. After the war he lived in Carrollton, Georgia, where he was a member of the the Carrollton Lodge No. 69 F. & A.M. and was a vice president of the Carroll County Sunday School Association.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a scrapbook, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and related documents. The scrapbook was kept by Jesse R. Griffin's wife about him and his topics of interest, which included the Civil War, veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, President McKinley, religion, and Carrollton, Georgia.

Index Terms

Carroll County (Ga.)--History
Carrollton (Ga.)--History
Griffin, Jesse R.
Religious articles--Georgia
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jesse R. Griffin papers, MSS 858, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Related Material

Reunion and association ribbons have been removed to the textiles collection.

Container List




11Correspondence and obituary, 1940, 1946, undated
2War ration books, 1943
3Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1900-1901, undated
1Scrapbook, 1880-1882, undated