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Federal (USV)


Joseph Lybrand Boyer

(1842 - 1919)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
His family moved from Michigan to Wisconsin in 1852. A farmer from Spring Grove, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 14 May 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded by a gunshot in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He mustered out on 1 July 1864 at the end of his term of service. He then enlisted in Company E, 147th Illinois Infantry, serving from 8 February 1865 to 20 January 1866.

After the War:
He moved to Belmont Township, Warren County, IA in 1869. He went into the lumber business in Des Moines in 1874. He returned to farming in Warren County and was in business in Indianola, where he retired in 1901.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1 and his service data online from the Illinois State Archives. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Details from a bio-sketch in History of Warren County, Iowa (1908).

Birth Date: 01/08/1842    Place of Birth: Kalamazoo, MI    
Death Date: 06/16/1919    Burial Place: IOOF Cemetery, Indianola, IA


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 412 - 413  [AotW citation 15183]

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