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Giffin, Richard J.


Age: 27, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, CPL, Co. D, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1835, Hardwick, VT
Death: 12/31/1902

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 60341715


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/16/1881, VT; widow Emma A., 2/14/1903, 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)



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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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R. J. GRIFFIN Second corporal, was a very tall, slimly built man. His service was in every way creditable. His health not the best but was able to serve with the regiment to the end. The only peculiar incident that I remember now about him was the loss of his voice, which he went without for some months. He died December 31, 1902, at Northfield, where he had made his home for several years.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 532



Richard J. Giffin died at his home in Northfield this afternoon at the age of sixty-seven years. Mr. Giffin was born in Hardwick, Vt. He married in 1858 Emma Cameron who, with eight children - five sons and three daughters - survives her husband. Mr. Giffin was a soldier of the civil war serving as corporal of Company D, Thirteenth Vermont. He had been thirty years a resident of Northfield. He had been in poor health in recent years. One brother and one sister are living.

Source: Montpelier Daily Journal, December 31, 1902.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.