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Daniel Boyd, we got the worst of it – Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 1864

Tweet On August 28, 1864 Daniel Boyd wrote his father from Charlestown in Western Virginia — or modern day West Virgina. He gives more details about his participation in Jubal Early‘s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He tells of going through Winchester … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd, June 9, 1864 – Cold Harbor – I long to see the day this fight is over

Tweet On June 9, 1864 Daniel Boyd wrote to his father, Robert Boyd back in Abbeville. They were camped near Gaines Mill where the Battle of Cold Harbor was taking place. They are entrenched and shooting it out with the … Continue reading

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May 31, 1864 – Death of Andrew Boyd

Tweet After fighting valiantly against his wounds and writing his father on May 24 that he was recovering from the gunshot which pierced his back and exited at his hip, Andrew Boyd contracted the measles on May 25 and died … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd – May 29, 1864, Battle of North Anna River

Tweet On May 29, 1864, Daniel Boyd wrote his father from Mechanicsville, Virginia. There he gave details from the Battle of North Anna River from a few days prior. He tells Robert Boyd that he had not seen Andrew since … Continue reading

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Andrew Boyd, May 24, 1864 – I am in good health, but I am wounded

Tweet On May 24, 1864, Andrew Boyd wrote his father from the General Hospital Ward 3 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Andrew was recovering from a serious wound he had received in the Wilderness. He described his wound as such, “The ball … Continue reading

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May 6, 1864 – Andrew Boyd Wounded in Wilderness

Tweet On May 6, 1864, Andrew Boyd — the youngest of the Boyd family — after a long overnight forced march entered into his first major action after entering the Confederate army… the Battle of the Wilderness. On May 4, … Continue reading

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April 28, 1864, Daniel Boyd – We will have to go where the most fighting will be done

Tweet Daniel Boyd rejoined his brother Andrew in the camp for the 7th South Carolina on April 26, 1864. On the 28th he would write their father Robert Boyd from camp. He reports on the health of all the home … Continue reading

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April 22, 1864, Andrew Boyd – Our country calls us and we must obey

Tweet On April 22, 1864, Andrew Boyd wrote a letter home to his father, Robert Boyd. Daniel had still not returned to the the Seventh S.C. which was camped at Gordonsville, Virginia. Andrew’s letter mentions being in camp with McGowan’s … Continue reading

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Boys of Diamond Hill 150 Years Ago

Tweet I have fallen a bit behind on my Sesquicentennial series for the Boys of Diamond Hill. Here are three things that happened 150 years ago this year. On February 10, 1864, the Boyd family’s participation in the Confederate army … Continue reading

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