|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1838|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1922|
John Charles Boicourt was born on February 25, 1838 in Paris, Jennings County, Indiana, the son of Silas and Catherine Stonecypher Boicourt. He had five brothers, Silas Arthur, Martin Van Buren, Samuel, Joseph, David and a sister, Catherine. On September 6, 1860, he married Sarah Warner in Bartholomew County, Indiana. John farmed for two years but when the Civil War broke out, he enlisted on August 3, 1862 as a private in Company H, 12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. His commanding officer was Captain G. M. Trotter. John was 24 years old, 5'8" tall, with a light complexion, hazel eyes and black hair. His enlistment time was 2 years.
On August 30, 1862 he fought at Groveton and Bull Run (Manassas) Virginia and was captured by Confederate soldiers. He was sent to the military prison at Richmond, Kentucky. He was released two days later. John Charles Boicourt was mustered out in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 1865, having attained the rank of Sergeant. He was charged $2.25 for the loss of one bayonet.
The Boicourt family lived in Columbus, Bartholomew Co., Indiana until 1873 and then moved to Seward, Nebraska. Their four oldest children, Jane, Mary Catherine, Albin and Alfred Newton were born in Indiana. The youngest child, Effie, was born in Seward County, Nebraska in October of 1879. John and Sarah settled in "L"precinct and were considered one of the later pioneer class.
Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: Section 31, Row 18, Grave 11
Created by: JeanB
Record added: Sep 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5730131
Added: Feb. 2, 2011
Sleep well great grandfather - we wish we could have known you. You left a great legacy for your Boicourt descendants and we do our best to live up to it.|
Ken and Jean
Added: Sep. 1, 2001