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Griffin, Houston L
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 1862 at Opelika AL (ALSO Enlisted 10 may 1862 at Auburn AL by W.W. Meadows); Appears on Muster Roll of Company G dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Listed on Muster Roll of Co. G published in the 19 June 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE; Made a Personal Statement to Census Tax Assessor of Randolph County AL in 1907 in which he stated that from his time of enlistment he "Continued until surrender."

Griffin, James
Private
Company A

Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co. A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA


Griffin, John G
3rd Corporal
Company A & G

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell (ALSO Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Abbeville AL); (ALSO Enlisted 22 Feb 1862 in Co. C of 37th AL CSA at Auburn AL); Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Co. A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA at Vicksburg MS during seige; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; WIA at Atlanta GA on or about 22 July 1864 and Hospitialized in unidentified hospital; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 17-24 Oct 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria); Suffered from exhaustion and fell out of ranks during march in NC in 1865 (according to grandson’s recollection published by Dr. Gerald Golden in 1988:
"...Mr. Sam Singletary III of Abbeville recently chatted with "Rebel" Bill Nordan and I have a delightful recording of the conversation. Mr. Singletary recalled how as a young child his grandfather, Sam Sr., and other aging veterans would gather and relive their war experiences. Sergeant Sam Singletary and his life long friend Corporal John Griffin had served together throughout the war both in Company A and subsequently in Company G. After the war Cpl. Griffin married one of Singletary’s sisters. More than 50 years after the war Griffin continued to tell a story that aggravated his brother-in-law. The oft recounted incident occurred while the Regiment was marching in eastern North Carolina in the Spring of 1865. The country was flat marsh land that was partially frozen and many of the troopers of the 37th were barefoot. Pneumonia and other sicknesses were rampant as were straggling and falling out of rank. Griffin was sick and exhausted and unable to go further. He fell on the roadside his eyes "lolling back in his head" According to Griffin, Singletary then said, "There’s another dead un!" Upon which Griffin hastily scrambled back into ranks. Griffin’s story so incensed Singletary that as recalled by his grandson, he would pick up his cane and stomp home fuming and sputtering all the way....";
Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A; Made a Personal Statement to Census Tax Assessor of Henry County AL in 1907 in which he stated he "Continued until captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi July 4, 1863 and paroled at once." and also "Reenlisted Sep 1863 at Demopolis, Ala. and continued until close of war."; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of J.W. Cook (Co. A); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Albert S. Davis (Co A & H); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of M.A. Hickman, widow of Robert Hickman (Co. A); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Pharaby Key, widow of William Key (Co. H); Living at Abbeville AL (1907); Appears on 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers in which his service is recorded, "Enlisted about March 1, 1862 and served until paroled at close of war at surrendering, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina"; Living at Abbeville AL (1921); From Abbeville AL - son of Thomas Griffin originally of SC; Died 26 Oct 1929 and buried at Pleasant Grove (Methodist) Church in Henry County AL;
His obituary from an unidentified newspaper follows: "LAST COMMAND CALLS OLD VETERAN FROM ALL EARTHLY SERVICE --- Another good man, well-liked by our people has fallen. Another of our few remaining beloved Confederate veterans has heard the call of the Supreme Commander and "crossed over the river to rest in the shade of the trees." Following a final illness of few weeks duration, Mr. John Griffin passed quietly into the great beyond late Saturday afternoon. Since the death of his wife he had made his home with his son, Mr. J. L. Griffin and it was from this home that his spirit passed. / John Griffin was born Nov. 11, 1843 a few miles west of Lawrenceville. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffin, pioneer settlers of the county. Except for the four years of the Civil war, Mr. Griffin spent his long life within the confines of Henry County. In 1862, he heard the call of his beloved southland and at the age of 19, he enlisted in Company A, 37th Alabama Regiment, marching away from Abbeville under the command of Capt. Green. In the same company were Messers. L. W. Nordan, S. M. Singletary and J. W. Roberts - all now, likewise "mustered out." He served faithfully and bravely throughout the four years of bloodshed and hardships. He was wounded twice, first at Vicksburg and again in the Battle of Atlanta which necessitated his stay in an Army hospital for some weeks. He, with many other comrades received his honorable discharge in May, 1865. /Mr. Griffin was first married to Miss Nancy Johnson of Lawrenceville who lived only two years after their marriage. Their only son, W. H. Griffin died last year at his home in Dothan. / In 1870 he married Miss Margaret Singletary of near Abbeville. To them were given 6 children, 2 sons and 4 daughters, all of whom with the exception of one daughter, survive. Shortly after the death of his second wife, he moved to Abbeville, making his home with his son, Mr. J. L. Griffin. / Ten years ago he was married to Mrs. Tommie Kincey of Abbeville who preceded him to the grave a few months ago. / Mr. Griffin was a man of genial disposition, possessing those gentle, cheerful traits that make for good nature and endearing him to all who know him. Always the devoted husband, kind father and considerate friend and neighbor, he will be missed in all walks of life. / He was a member of the Methodist church, and his pastor, Rev. L. S. Gilmer, assisted by the Baptist pastor, Rev. R. T. McLeod, conducted the funeral services which were held from Pleasant Grove church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in the family lot of the church burying ground. / Surviving are the sons, Mr. J. L. Griffin, Rev. J. A. Griffin of Abbeville; three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Clenney, Lawrenceville; Mrs. Lucy Stanley and Mrs. Ella Crockett, Dothan; a number of grand children and great grand children. / Bland Trading Co., undertakers, were in charge of arrangements.";
Buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, west of Abbeville, Henry County AL, gravemarker information "John Griffin Corpal Co A. 37th Alabama CSA - b/ Oct 12 1844 (ALSO 12 Oct 1843 by his own statement) d/ March 14 1927"


Griffin, Thomas L
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 6 May 1862 (ALSO 10 May 1862) at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. H dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Lookout Mountain TN with notation "At home sick with leave."; Granted Disability Discharge at Dalton GA 18 Feb 1864 as unfit for duty for 30 days: "Total loss of vision in left eye and imperfect vision in right eye"; Listed as 29 years old at discharge date, 5’6" tall with dark complexion, dark eyes and dark hair, farmer by occupation; Born: Jones County GA


Griffin, Thomas J
2nd Lieutenant-1st Lieutenant-Captain
Company I / Regimental Field & Staff

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 2nd Lieutenant; 2nd Lieutenant on 29 Apr 1862; 1st Lieutenant on 24 June 1862; Promoted to Captain 31 July 1862 upon James A. Talbot’s resignation to rank 1 Aug 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Assumed Regimental Command 22 July 1864 after death of Lt Col Greene/along with or after Capt C Pennington who was wounded also; Signed many documents and vouchers on file; Commanding 37th AL Infantry Regiment CSA in Baker’s Brigade (with 40th, 42nd and 54th AL) of Clayton’s Division of the Army of Tennessee on 31 July 1864; Mentioned in the 7 Aug 1902 edition of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE which was taken from the wartime diary of T.J. Carlisle (Co. I):
"... July 17 and 18 (1862 at Camp Bluett, Columbus MS)... On dress parade an order was read promoting Lieutenant T. J. Griffin to 1st Lieutenant of Co. "I" and T. J. Carlisle to 2nd Lieutenant of the same. The vacancy in the company was occasioned by the appointment of Lieutenant J.W. Oslin to the Surgency of the regiment... Aug. 9th. All confusion to-day, boys looking after their baggage, and complaining because things are so badly mixed and managed. Twenty men from each company detailed to go out west of the railroad and clear up camping ground. The whole face of the earth around Saltillo presents all the appearances of an old camping place. Lieut. Griffin, who was left at Columbus on duty, came in about dark this morning...";
Appears on Pay Roll dated 29 Feb 1864 at Dalton GA; Created a post-war Record Roll of his former Co. I dated 28 June 1866 in which he also entered for himself the following information "Enlisted 1862/03/06" and "Married", residing at "LaFayette, Alabama", "Promoted 1st Lieutenant May 24, 1862, promoted to Captain August 1, 1862" and "Appointed 2nd Lieutenant April 24, 1862 by Governor Shorter" and "Appointed 1st Lieutenant May 24, 1862 by Brig. Gen. Adams" and "Appointed (Captain) August 1, 1862 by General J.C. Moore"; Mentioned in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE article of unknown date in 1902 in which T.J. Carlisle detailed the formation of Co. I: "... An election by ballot was then ordered by the Chairman for each office in the Company, which resulted as follows: "...T J Griffin, 2d Lieutenant..."; Alabama Confederate Pension No. 35013 recorded at Jefferson County AL for Julia N. Griffin, widow, application witnessed by Joe A. Carlisle and G.H. Chatfield; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company ’I’ 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LAFAYETTE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) as "2nd Lt. - T.J. Griffin, promoted Capt. Co. I, May 1862"


Griggs, J M
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 7 April 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Listed among Privates in Muster Roll of Co. F published in 12 June 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE; POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "J M GREGG" ALSO OF COMPANY F

Grimes, C W
Private
Company A

Enlisted 14 Apr 1864; according to Miller he was Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Co. A, but unsupported by Pitts’ research

Grimes, Ephream
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Grimes, John W
Private
Company I, E, K

Alabama Confederate Pension No. 33239 recorded at Geneva County AL, application filed by Julia A. Grimes, widow, witnessed by Robert Harper and C.S. Lee; Coffee County AL pension application details: filed by Julia A. Grimes 12 Jun3 1902, "Co I/E", John W. (son of John & Catherine Frederick Grimes), Date of death, 6 Sep 1886, Real Estate: 160 acres valued $240, 1 log house valued $5, personal property valued $46

Grimes, William B
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Troy AL (ALSO 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Co. K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 March 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1864 at Dalton GA; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. K

Grimes, Willis N
Private
Company K

Died in service on 12 Nov 1862 at Durant MS of unknown cause; left effects of $10.50; Claim for deceased soldier filed on 11 Apr 1863 by Thomas Grimes, father, care of Bird Fitzpatrick, atty, Troy AL with notation "No wife or child."; Buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Confederate Section, Holmes County MS

Grimes (Grymes), George Washington
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL (ALSO 17 March 1862 at Troy AL); Hospitalized in General Hospital at Enterprise MS on 21 April 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1863 at Vicksburg MS with notation "Absent sick."; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1864 at Dalton GA; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Hospitalized in St Mary's Hospital at LaGrange GA pm 23 June 1864: "Hepatitis producing diarrheoa and Dyspepsia. Has been sick two months." according to Disability Certificate dated 23 Jan 1864 at St. Mary's Hospital, LaGrange GA by J.H. Evans, Surgeon granted furlough for 30 days to return 25 July 1864; Hospitalized in St Mary's Hospital at Union Springs AL with bronchitis 4 Oct 1864 and returned to duty same day; Signed his parole at Montgomery AL on 24 May 1865; 5'6" tall with hazel eyes and dark complexion; Mentioned as having "died at home" in 1902 letter of A.J. Bryan (Co. K); Alabama Confederate Pension No. 28177 dated 20 May 1899 recorded at Coffee County AL, Frances Grimes, widow, witnessed by Alex Boutwell and W.T. Bundy states date of death as 19 Jan 1879 (son of Thomas & Elizabeth Grimes of Pike Co AL)

Grisom, J W
Private
Company G

POW at Macon GA HQ in April 1865 taken by 1st Brigade of 2nd Cavalry Division USA

Groatten, James
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 23 Apr 1862 at Pike County AL; POW at Yazoo City MS on 21 May 1863 and paroled same day; Black eyes, brown hair and 5’7" tall; Born: Wyne County AL - POSSIBLY MISREAD/POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "JAMES GRANTHAM" ALSO CO. F

Grout (see GRANT), Austin
Rank Unknown
Company Unknown

Service in 37th AL unconfirmed - possibly descendant of O.D. Grout/Grant rather than a soldier of the regiment; Mentioned as living in 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE article: "In this week’s issue will be found muster roll of Co D ... The following are the only names that have been furnished us with postoffice address: ... Austin Grout... Auburn." but not listed in the roster that followed for Co. D

Grout, Oscar DeMell
Private – Drummer – Drum Major
Company D

Enlisted 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of the Command (Co. D) dated 13 May 1862 as "Drum Major"; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation "Appointed Drummer" on 23 Oct 1863; Made a Personal Statement to Census Tax Assessor of Lee County AL in 1907 with date of enlistment as "1862/10/00" and "Drum Major" and discharged "1865"; "Oscar DeMell Grout / Drum Major / Co D / 37th Ala Inf" buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Block C, Lot 329 at Auburn, Lee County AL, 1 Nov 1844-21 May 1910

Grover, D P
Private
Company A

Enlisted 20 March 1862 in Co. G of 54th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A

Grubbs, H H
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 20 April 1862 - RECORDS OF TWO MEN OF SAME/SIMILAR NAMES COMBINED -- SEE ALSO RECORDS FOR HENRY H GRUBBS/CO. F

Grubbs, Henry H
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 48
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL (ALSO 3 April 1862 at Farriorville AL) (ALSO 11 April 1862 at Farriorville AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS as he is on roll of those POWs paroled at Bolivar TN on 13 Oct 1862; WIA or sick at Vicksburg MS as he signed his parole there with X on 13 July 1863 while hospitalized in City Hospital as a Private of Co. F of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Hospitalized in unknown hospital as he appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Dec 1863 "near Dalton" GA with notation "At Hospital."; Born 1815 in SC; Died by 1894 as Alabama Confederate Pension application filed at Chilton County AL on 28 April 1894 by Rebecca Grubbs, widow - RECORDS OF TWO MEN OF SAME/SIMILAR NAMES COMBINED -- SEE ALSO RECORD OF H.H. GRUBBS/CO. F

Guilford, J W
Lieutenant
Company E

Service in 37th AL is indicated, but is ALSO indicated in 57th AL and the similarity of these numerals make the 37th AL service suspect as this man does not appear in any other records related to 37th AL (although the 37th present at Bentonville NC). At any rate, Alabama Confederate Pension application filed at Henry County AL 4 June 1891 with notation "1864/03/19 at Bentonville, North Carolina by being shot through the face & produced a running sore, it now effects his head & the matter is discharged through the nose, his eye sight was also injured by the same wound. Applicant, Mrs. E C Guilford, widow"

Gunning (Ganning), William P
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Auburn AL by W.W. Meadows; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. G dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service at Canton MS on 28 April 1863 of unknown cause; Claim for deceased soldier filed 9 Dec 1863 by E.E. Gunning, mother, of Chambers County AL; Buried in Canton Cemetery, Canton MS

Gunter, Isham M
Private
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 22 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Discharged at Columbus MS; The circumstances of his discharge were captured at the time by (and later published) T.J. Carlisle (Co. I). He recorded the events in his diary while at Camp Bluett near Columbus MS, and published them after the war in the 31 July 1902 edition of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE: "... Tuesday {August} 5th {1962}, went up to town to get papers for the following named members of the Company who had been discharged from service of the Confederate States, viz: ... Isham M Gunter, August 2, 1862, Columbus {MS}...."; Appears on post-war Record Roll prepared by Thomas J. Griffin, former Captain of Co. I, dated 28 June 1866 with notations "Married", "Farmer", residence at "Oak Bowery, Alabama" and "Discharged 1862/07/00 at Columbus, Mississippi"; Alabama Confederate Pension No. 36591 recorded at Lee Co AL for Annie A. Gunter, widow, application witnessed by W.P. Spratling and J.H. Harris (both Co I); Appears on Muster Roll of "Company 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LAFAYETTE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as "Gunter, Isham, discharged Aug. 1862

Guy, David A
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 27 March 1862 (ALSO 29 March 1862) at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability Discharge 26 July 1862/Unfit for duty for 60 days: "Chronic Rheumatism of 15 years standing"; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; 5’10" tall with fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair and farmer by occupation; Born: Coventa County GA

Guy, Elijah
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 19/23
Enlisted 24 April 1862 at Chippola AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn (shows age as 23); Listed as Private in muster roll of Co. E published by T.J. Carlisle in 1902; Alabama Confederate Pension No. 34327 recorded at Houston County AL for Mrs. M.C. Guy, widow, witnessed by A.C. Crawford and Wilson Harper (no record for either man found among 37th AL)

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