Ezra S. Griffin was born in 1835 in
and resided there until he enrolled in Company I, 143rd
Pennsylvania Infantry on August 15, 1862 at Hyde Park,
He mustered into the Civil
War on September 6, 1862 as a 1st
Lieutenant at Camp Luzerne,
Lt. Griffin was promoted
from 2nd Lieut., January 30, 1863.
Lt. Griffin’s leg was
shattered at the siege of
on June 18, 1864.
He died at the age of 29
on July 11, 1864 in
as a result of this wound.
He is buried in the
Regiment Infantry was organized at
October 18, 1862. Lt. Griffin and the rest of the regiment left the
November 7, and duty in the Defenses of that city until January 17,
1863. The unit was attached to 1st Brigade, Defenses of Washington,
north of the Potomac, to January, 1863; 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st
Army Corps, Army of the
to December, 1863; 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March,
1864 and 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864 until
he was wounded in action.