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

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 leaving the Wilderness. Daniel had this to say about the battle:

“We was left to gauard a bridg across the North Anna River. The Yankees flanked ous on our left. You ought to a saw us running. We only had one place to get out or wade the river. Som went to the bridg and the rest took the river where they com to it.”

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

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

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