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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Cal.)

Albert J. Griffiths

(Ap'd Cal.)


Albert James Griffiths: Born June 17, 1857, Grass Valley, CA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1877, to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., and on Escort duty in the Yellowstone National Park, Sep. 28, 1881, to Oct. 30, 1882; and repairing Telegraph Lines, to Nov. 6, 1882, when he was

Accidentally Killed,​b Nov. 6, 1882, near Ft. Custer, Mon.: Aged 25.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1883.º

Buried, Odd Fellows & Masonic Cemetery, Grass Valley, CA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Griffiths' birth data are from his AOG obituary; his middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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b By a fall from his horse, according to the Official Army Register for January, 1883, p358.

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