Remarkable Ohio


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10-45 Major General Charles Griffin

Side A: 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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Neff Family Donation to the People of Granville and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 3271 General Griffin Road, 
Location: Entrance to Raccoon International Golf Club. Exit OH 161/37 N to Moots Run Rd. Follow signs to club.
Latitude: 40.0689230
Longitude: -82.5577740