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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1837 Bloomfield, Connecticut. d. 18/03/1892 Springfield, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/12/1862 Hatteras, North Carolina.

 

He entered the Union Navy at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He served as a Ordinary Seaman and he was awarded the CMOH for action off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

"Served on board the USS Rhode Island which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous rescue of officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Griswold, after rescuing several of the men, became separated in a heavy gale with other members of the cutter that had set out from the Rhode Island, and spent many hours in the small boat at the mercy of the weather and high seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras."

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OAK GROVE CEMETERY, SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

Plot: Section A, Grave 297

Luke M Griswold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRISWOLD GRAVE