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Federal (USV)


George E. Royce

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1858 at about age 17 he killed his father, probably in self defense. He was acquitted of a murder charge after a lengthy trial. He was listed as a laborer from Hastings when he enlisted in Company H of the First Minnesota, mustering as Private on 5 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action - shot through the forehead - at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the Antietam battlefield, and reinterred in the National Cemetery in or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. First Minnesota and personal data from Wayne Jorgenson and Chuck Barden's masterful website, who note his military records have him as George E. Boyce.


c. 1841 in MA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4115]