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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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Daniel Boyd August 29, 1863 – David’s Island

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd at Gettysburg – July 2-4, 1863

Tweet First, I want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day. On July 4, 1776 our founding fathers signed an ordinance of secession from the kingdom of Great Britain known as the Declaration of Independence. So on this day they … Continue reading

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May 23, 1863; Fenton Hall – A Little Fuss In Our Mess

Tweet On May 23, 1863 Fenton Hall wrote his wife Mary Jane from their camp in Adams Run, South Carolina. His duty of protecting the coastal areas and rivers around Charleston continues. Fenton is concerned about Mary Jane and their … Continue reading

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Battle of Chancellorsville – Daniel Boyd

Tweet Daniel Boyd wrote his father Robert on May 7, 1863 shortly after the fateful Battle of Chancellorsville. This battle was a mixed bag for the Confederacy. It was perhaps General Stonewall Jackson’s most masterful victory over the federal army, … Continue reading

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Jan. 27, 1863 on Diamond Hill

Tweet On January 27, 1863 Daniel Boyd wrote his father, Robert Boyd, from his camp in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He had finally gotten word of the death of his brother Thomas. Daniel laments not having a furlough. According to his letter … Continue reading

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