Charles Griffin, American army officer. Served in Mexican War.
Griffin, Charles was born on December 18, 1825 in Granville, Ohio, United States. Son of Appolus Griffin.
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1847.
Served in Mexican War. Commissioned First lieutenant United States Army, 1849. Served against Navajo Indians in N. M., 1849-1854.
Instructor in tactics United States Military Academy, 1860. Organizer Battery D, 5th Artillery, 1860. Promoted captain, 1861.
Brigadier general, 1862. Commanded West Point battery in 1st Battle of Bull Run served at Battle of Malvern Hill commanded division at battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg in Hooker’s Campaign, served in Peninsular Campaign under General John Pope (relieved of command after 2d Battle of Bull Run pending investigation because of remarks about Pope but restored to command), 1862. Commander 5th Army Corps, 1865, directed by Grant to receive arms and colors of Army of North Virginia after surrender at Appomattox Court House.
Commissioned major general, 1865, colonel, 1866, in charge Military District of Texas, stationed at Galveston 1866-1867.