Daniel Boyd August 29, 1863 – David’s Island

On August 29, 1863, Daniel Boyd wrote his father a letter from Petersburg, Virginia. Daniel had been wounded and captured at Gettysburg. He was sent to the DeCamp General hospital on David’s Island which would later be home of Fort Slocum in Long Island Sound in New York. He was paroled and exchanged on August 24. He was now in the South Carolina hospital in Petersburg. Here he would await his long overdue furlough while writing this letter detailing his experiences in Gettysburg and as a guest of the federal government of the United States.

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

The Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for History 2012.

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