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William Griffin PettigrewRoster ID 1486
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Griffin Pettigrew, Class of 1864: Genealogy: Born- March 11, 1843 at "Melrose" in Botetourt Co. Va. Father- Mathew W. Pettigrew; Mother- Pauline Newell. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Pettigrew; Pat. Grandmother- Nancy Ward. Mat. Grandfather- Thomas Newell; Mat. Grandmother- Mary [maiden name unknown]. Married- Lina Thomas also of Botetourt Co. Va. Children- 1- Douglas Backers Pettigrew; 2- William Griffin Pettigrew, (Jr.). VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 20, 1860; Resigned Apr. 19, 1862 at parents request. Civil War Record: Before enlisting, served as Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets while stationed in Richmond, Va. in Spring of 1861; Enlisted in Richmond, Va. Aug. 23, 1862 in Co. C. 19th Va. Battalion Heavy Artilery; Appointed Ordance Sgt. that same day; Promoted to Sgt. Maj. Sept. 21, 1862; Elected 2nd Lieut. Dec. 9, 1863; Listed A.W.O.L in fall of 1864; Present in arrest Jan.- Feb. 1865. No further record found. Careers: Railroader; Merchant. Died- April 15, 1902.|