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Griffith, Gardner Fayette

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Danby, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. B, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1841, Dorset, VT
Death: 06/09/1924

Burial: East Dorset Cemetery, Dorset, VT
Marker/Plot: 11
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/5/1891, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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Tombstone

East Dorset Cemetery, Dorset, VT

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Article

Two seemingly unrelated soldiers, Waldo E. Barrows, Dorset, a private in Co. A, 2nd Vermont Infantry and Gardner Fayette Griffith, Danby, a private in Co. B, 14th Vermont Infantry, have another link to history, aside from their war service. Barrows, who was killed in action at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, was the great uncle of Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Griffith, a member of the famous 2nd Vermont Brigade that helped repulse Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, was Bill's maternal grandfather and his substitute father. When Bill was 17, his grandfather took him to Gettysburg for the 50th Anniversary of the battle. See My Name is Bill. This historical tidbit was provided by Ken.

Obituary

George (sic) Fayette Griffith, 83 years of age, died suddenly at his home in this village on Monday, shortly after breakfast. Mr. Griffith went to his sitting room and laid down to rest for a short time. Not long after, his housekeeper, hearing what seemed to be a groan coming from the room where Mr. Griffith was, on going to him found him ill. He asked to have a doctor called and on Dr. Campbell's arrival there was no hope, it was seen. Mr. Griffith passed away in a short time. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Strohill of New York City and Mrs. Perry Fairfield of Hanover, N. H. Mr. Griffith enlisted in the Civil War from Danby and was the last survivor of the 103 men who enlisted from that town in the war of the rebellion. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 3 o'clock p. m. Mr. Griffith was an uncle of Judge Edward Griffith of Manchester and Wm. A. Griffith of Manchester Center.

Source: Manchester Journal, June 12, 1924.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.