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The Griffith Letters: The Story of Frank Griffith and the 116th New York Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War

By: Joan Metzger

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2004)

Seller ID: M2557

ISBN: 0788425579

Condition: 370 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2004), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 370 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The "Rebellion" affected ordinary people all over the North and South, not just those in uniform, and Frank Griffith's plainspoken letters help shed light on their lives. From his enlistment on September 2, 1862 until he was injured in the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, on April 9, 1864 Frank Griffith served as a private in Company "K" of the 116th. After recovering from his injury, he served as a hospital steward, a hospital aid, a barber, and a cook before mustering out on June 6, 1865. His letters to his wife, Thankful, of which 106 survived, contribute to our understan... View more info