Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home Resident

James A. Griffin

Admission Date: January 20, 1909 - age 64

Residence: Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois

Birth: March 4, 1845, Washington, Ohio

Service: Civil War, 53rd Illinois Infantry, Co. K, rank not given

Disability: Chronic indigestion and rheumatism

Pension: $12.00 per month, #689080

Death: June 25, 1924, in hospital

Family Members: John Wesley Griffin, son; Dozier W. Griffin, son; Charles W. Griffin, son

Doctor: Dr. C. E. Ehle, Assistant Surgeon

Occupation: Farmer

Notes: He listed himself as divorced.  He was discharged and readmitted four times.  He stated that he was in the 53rd Illinois Infantry, but on some of the papers he is listed as being in the 41st Illinois infantry, so either that was an error or he enlisted twice.

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