Son of Benjamin and Susannah Lary
Brother of Joseph C., John L., Peter, Daniel, Mary, Benjamin, Anne Griffin Wells and Rev. Elijah
Born circa 1820 in Gorham (then Shelburn Addition), NH
Farmer/ Co. H, Regiment 5, NH Infantry in Civil War
According to his Military Service Records in the National Archives,
Israel was born on 1819/1820 in Shelburne Addition (later called Gorham), NH.
Israel enlisted as a private on 14 Oct. 1861 at Gorham (records also say he enlisted at Concord), NH to serve for three years in Co. H of the Fifth Regiment of NH Vols.(Infantry) .
17 Sept 1862, wounded in leg in Sharpsburg, MD, Battle of Antietam
[Wikipedia: The Battle of Antietam (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South), fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with almost 23,000 casualties.
... Although the battle was tactically inconclusive, it had unique significance as enough of a victory to give President Abraham Lincoln the confidence to announce his Emancipation Proclamation.]
27 Sept 1862 Gen. Hanuck in Harpers Ferry, VA wrote up Israel's wound
31 October 1862 in General Hospital,
Discharged 6 Feb 1863 at Frederick, MD "for disability occasioned by wounds."
In 1863 Israel was 43, his military records say he was 5' 8", had hazel eyes and black hair; he had been a farmer.
According to the US Census, Israel in 1870 was living in the same household in Gorham, NH as his sister Anne and her husband Jonas S. Wells (Anne and Jonas had been married in 1825 in Shelburne, NH).
--Israel Griffin's Geni.Com page
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