George E. Boyce(c. 1841 - 1862)
Home State: Minnesota
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
In 1858 at about age 17 he killed his father, probably in self defense. He was acquitted of a murder charge after a lengthy trial. He was listed as a laborer from Hastings when he enlisted in Company H of the First Minnesota, mustering as Private on 5 November 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action - shot through the forehead - at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was originally buried on the Antietam battlefield, and reinterred in the National Cemetery in or before 1867.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Royce. First Minnesota and personal data from Wayne Jorgenson and Chuck Barden's masterful website.
|Birth State: MA |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 4115]
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