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Federal (USV)


James Boyd

(? - 1863)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Maryland, PHB

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private in Company H, First Maryland Home Brigade on 14 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded on the Campaign, possibly in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Boonsboro, MD on 16 January 1863.

More on the Web

Service information from the State of Maryland.1 Stotelmyer's The Bivouacs of the Dead (via the Historical Data Systems database) has him wounded at Antietam on 17 September, which is possible, but seems unlikely given the regiment was surrendered with the rest of the Harpers Ferry garrison on 15 September. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/16/1863; Boonsboro, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 524  [AotW citation 21440]