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Federal (USV)


Alvin C. Boyd

(1843 - 1913)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18 years, he enlisted 1 May 1861 at Buffalo to serve two years and mustered in as Private, Company K, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May. He was promoted to Corporal on 21 November and to Sergeant on 22 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September and transferred to Baltimore on 31 October. He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863 in Buffalo.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/09/1843 in CANADA


03/22/1913; Marion, IN; burial in Estates of Serenity, Marion, IN


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 187  [AotW citation 28123]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #230  [AotW citation 28124]