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Federal (USV)


Chauncey Finley Forward Boyd

(1840 - 1869)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 21 year old cooper in Somerset County, he enlisted on 18 April and mustered on 1 May 1861 as Private, Company A, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 26 May 1863 for wounds.

After the War

He died relatively young, age 29, of tuberculosis in 1869.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from Bates.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/01/1840 in PA


07/01/1869; Somerset County, PA; burial in Union Cemetery, New Centerville, PA


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 138  [AotW citation 16521]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22808]