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John Griswell

Birth: 26 May 1842

Death: 31 Jul 1926

(Aged 84 years, 2 months, 5 days.)

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA

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Served in Company I, 13th Inf., Tennessee as Pvt

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 6/1/1861 as a Private. On 6/1/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. TN 13th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Unit Details:
13th Infantry Regiment, organized at Jackson, Tennessee, in June, 1861, contained men from Dyer, Fayette, Shelby, Gibson, McNairy, and Chester counties. It participated in the battles at Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond, and Perryville, then was assigned to P.Smith's, Vaughan's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. During March, 1863, it was consolidated with the 154th (Senoir) Regiment. In November, 1862, the unit suffered from an outbreak of smallpox but recovered in time to fight at Murfreesboro. It went on to serve with the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta. Then it returned to Tennessee with Hood and was active in North Carolina. The regiment sustained 149 casualties at Belmont, 137 at Shiloh, and 48 at Richmond. Of the 252 engaged at Murfreesboro, forty-four percent were disabled. In December, 1863, the 13th/154th totalled 428 men and 263 arms. Few were included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels R. W. Pitman, Alfred J. Vaughan, and John V. Wright; Lieutenant Colonels Beverly L. Dyer, William E. Morgan, and W.E. Winfield; and Majors Peter H. Cole and William J. Crook.
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