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Descendants of Amos Griffith

Submitted by Scott West


Amos Griffith, a private in Co. B, 12th VIRGINIA (Subsequently West Virginia) Infantry mustered-in at Roseby's Rock, Va. on Aug. 20, 1862, being 18 yrs. of age.

  • Company Muster Roll dated October 31, 1862 notes that he's present.

  • Co. Muster Roll for Nov. & Dec. 1862 note that Amos is absent, and within the "Remarks" section it's stated, "In hospital at Moorefield, Va., sick since Dec. 28, 1862."

  • Amos Griffith is noted as present on the Company Muster Roll for January & February 1863, as well as for the Special Muster Roll taken on April 10, 1863.

  • He's noted as present on the March and April 1863 Company Muster Roll.

  • On the May & June 1863 Company Muster Roll in the "Remarks" section, it's noted that he was "missing in action at Winchester, June 15, 1863."

  • Amos Griffith is also reported as "missing in action at Winchester, Va. June 15, 1863" on the July & August 1863 Company Muster Roll.

  • The Sept. & Oct 1863 and Nov. & Dec. 1863 Company Muster Rolls list him as present, as do all the Company Muster Rolls for the year 1864.

  • Company Muster Rolls for Jan. & Feb. 1865 and March & April 1865 also note him as present.

  • His Muster-out Roll notes that he was discharged on June 16, 1865 at Richmond, Va.

  • Last pay date was Dec. 31, 1864. A bounty of $25.00 was paid, and he was due $75.00. His clothing account was last settled June 15, 1864, and noted in the remarks section was "To be stopped for one knapsack $3.10."

  • One last document was included in his military service record, "Memorandum from Prisoner of War Records." It revealed that Amos Griffith was captured at Winchester, Va. on June 15, 1863 and paroled at City Point, Va. July 2, 1863; he reported at Camp Parole, Md. July 3, 1863. Another note states, "On list of deserters from CP Md July 10/63 to Aug. 1/63 no date."