William Boyd – July 1, 1862

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

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On July 1, 1862, William Boyd — the eldest of the Boyd brothers of Diamond Hill — succumbed to his wounds while en route to the Confederate Hospital in Farmville, Virginia on the Danville Rail Road. Upon arrival William’s body was unloaded and he was buried in the Confederate Cemetery there where his remains lie among 600 Confederates.

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