Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Granville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Major General Charles Griffin

 
 
Major General Charles Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2006
1. Major General Charles Griffin Marker
Inscription. Located 100 yards southeast of this marker is the boyhood home of Major General Charles Griffin. Born in 1825, he graduated from West Point in 1847 and rose to prominence during the Civil War. Griffin fought in most of the major engagements of the war's eastern theater, including the first battle of Bull Run, the Seven Days battles, and the Wilderness campaign. While under his command, units from the Fifth Corps of the Army of the Potomac blocked the Confederate retreat at Appomattox, compelling surrender. In recognition of Griffin's service, General U.S. Grant designated him a "Surrender Commissioner" in charge of the capitulation of the rebel army. During Reconstruction, Griffin became the military governor of Texas and Louisiana, and was a vigorous advocate of the civil rights of newly freed slaves. He died during a yellow fever epidemic in Galveston, Texas in 1867.
 
Erected 1999 by a Neff family donation to the People of Granville, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History
Major General Charles Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2006
2. Major General Charles Griffin Marker
Driveway behind marker is for the Raccoon International Golf Club.
Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 4.14′ N, 82° 33.49′ W. Marker is near Granville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on Worthington Road SW (Ohio Route 37) west of Columbus Road (Ohio Route 16), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Raccoon International Golf Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3271 Worthington Road SW, Granville OH 43023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Fraternity House ( approx. 1.8 miles away); An Early Center of Education / Educating Young Women ( approx. 1.8 miles away); The Elias Gilman House / The Wee White House ( approx. 1.9 miles away); The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement ( approx. 2 miles away); Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site "The most eligible part" ( approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granville.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been moved about 200 feet ESE of its given location due to reconstruction of Ohio Route
Boyhood Home of Major General Charles Griffin image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 14, 2007
3. Boyhood Home of Major General Charles Griffin
It is a private residence. A 2007 road widening project caused the removal of trees that hid it from view.
37 as a limited access divided highway. The marker can still be seen from the highway but reaching it is now via an access road to the golf club off Morse Road to the west.
 
Regarding Major General Charles Griffin. Major Griffin's boyhood home is a private residence, screened from the road by a row of trees.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Griffin, General. Brief biography. Includes photograph. (Submitted on November 14, 2006.) 

2. Letter from General Griffin to Governor Throckmorton, April 26, 1867. (Submitted on November 14, 2006.)
3. New York Times Obituary, September 16, 1867. (Submitted on November 14, 2006.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Major General Charles Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2010
4. Major General Charles Griffin Marker
Looking east, with Ohio Route 37 in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,410 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 15, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Paid Advertisement