Civil War Records of John Griffin


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Boxborough farmer [recorded as ] age 22
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Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Jan. 26, 1891 Invalid 811 239 790 810 Mass.  
May 4, 1925 Widow 1 204 888 938 955 Mass. Mary Griffin

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  19 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 71 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date April 11, 1923
Place Boxborough, Mass.
Age 85
Cause bronchial pneumonia
Survived by widow Mary Griffin

Additional Information

John Griffin was born in Ireland c. 1838 to Jeremiah Greehy (alias Griffin) and Mary Denlay (source: baptism record in pension file). He first married Mary Flanagan, who died January 31, 1866 in Tewksbury, Mass., at the state almshouse, at age 38, of "hip disease." In June, 1866 John Griffin married Mary McCormick in Nashua, N.H. (source: pension file).


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