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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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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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Robert Boyd’s arrival in America

Tweet Research is a funny thing. Just because you have published a book on a subject doesn’t mean that your research has finished. Perhaps I will reach a point in my life where I may put something away and move … Continue reading

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May 28, 1863 – Capt. Robert Chatham to Robert Boyd

Tweet On May 28, 1863 Captain Robert N. Chatham, Thomas’s commanding officer, sent Robert Boyd a letter instructing him how to claim Thomas’s final payment from the Confederate government. This was written a year and a day before this fine … 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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