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Federal (USV)


George B. Boyer

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled on 23 September 1861 in Company K, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, as First Lieutenant.

On the Campaign

Colonel Cake wrote of him at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862:

I must also make special mention of Lieutenant George G. Boyer, acting regimental adjutant, who bravely encouraged the men throughout the lines up to the time the road was gained. Upon the fall of Major Martin, Lieutenant Boyer was charged with his removal, hoping that prompt attention might save his valuable life.

The rest of the War

He resigned on 25 December 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15348]