John Wesley Boyd(1839 - 1892)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company G, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 6 February 1862 in Columbia, SC.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded and captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.
The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 6 October 1862. He was at the General Hospitals #27 and #9, Richmond, VA to February 1863, then Manchester Hospital until furloughed home in March. He returned to duty 30 August 1863, but was sent to a hospital in Columbia, SC two weeks later. He may have had service afterward as Corporal, Company F, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment (consolidated from the 3rd Battalion).
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 05/10/1839 |
Death Date: 07/02/1892 Burial Place: Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Joanna, SC
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15933]
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