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Federal (USV)


Joseph Lybrand Boyer

(1842 - 1919)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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).


01/08/1842; Kalamazoo, MI


06/16/1919; burial in 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]