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Jesse R. Griffin papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS858

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1880-1946, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


0.2 linear ft. (1 half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Separated Materials

Reunion and association ribbons have been removed to the textiles collection.
Jesse R. Griffin papers
Josh Hogan
September 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305