Pvt Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin name: Griffin, Michael
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Rank: Pvt 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. A, 88th Regiment, New York Infantry
Cemetery: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
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Birth: abt 1833 Ireland
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  88th Regiment, New York Infantry1

Organized at Fort Schuyler, N. Y., and left State for Washington, D. C., December 16, 1861. Attached to Meagher's Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Meagher's 2nd Brigade, Richardson's 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., April. Siege of Yorktown April 16-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Gaines Mill June 27; Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29; White Oak Swamp Bridge and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria and Centreville August 16-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there till October, 29. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth till April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Mine Run November 28-30. Duty at and near Stevensburg till May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Front of Forts Morton and Sedgwick October 27. Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road March 30-31. White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland's Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 136 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 69 Enlisted men by disease. Total 223.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

 
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