His home was located below Fort
Tyler and some 300 feet south of the fort. It is reported that General
Tyler had asked Mrs. Griggs to abandon the house of the morning of April
16th. She did so, crossing over the river to find shelter for her children
and servants. Dr. Griggs was not in the area, being area ministering to
Confederate wounded in another area.
The house was raked by gunfire, but because of its solid stone construction
withstood the ravages of the battle and still stands as a private residence
Dr. Asa Griggs came to West Point in 1860. He married Rebecca Elizabeth
Davenport in 1848. They had two children. His wife died in 1860, and
he married Ann McCants. They had five children. He died in 1900.
The Griggs House
contributing writers to
Fort Tyler history