|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1844|
|Death: ||May 16, 1863|
Cpl Augustus Franklin Boyd
Co E - Transferred to 52nd Ga
Under command of his father Colonel Weir Boyd as Sgt Major, Age 17,
Elected Captain of Co B of the 52nd,
KIA at Baker's Creek, Miss May 16th 1863,
Buried in Mt Hope Cemetery, Dahlonega, Ga
Augustus (Gus) Boyd was only sixteen years old when he marched into Camp McDonald in early July of 1861 with the Blue Ridge Rifles of Lumpkin County.
Gus had so impressed the soldiers of the command that in December 1862, the men of Company B approached him to ask if he would agree to become their company Captain. Gus agreed and the 17 year old was elected to a full Captaincy.
The confidence of his men appears to have been justified as his company was acknowledged as the best in the regiment under his command. At this same time, the 52nd was moved west to the defense of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River where in late December they helped repulse a Federal assault at Chickasaw Bayou with great loss to the enemy.
They would go on to take a part in the actions leading to the siege of Vicksburg until May 16th, 1863 where the popular 18 year old Captain was killed at the battle of Bakers Creek (aka Champions Hill), Mississippi.
Wier Boyd (1820 - 1893)
Sarah Sitton Boyd (1824 - 1905)
Augustus Franklin Boyd (1844 - 1863)
Lydia Frances Boyd Rudolph (1847 - 1872)*
Marion Goodman Boyd (1850 - 1898)*
George Bright Boyd (1852 - 1853)*
Martha Jane Boyd Gaillard (1854 - 1925)*
Sarah Emily Boyd Witt (1857 - 1929)*
Mary Ida Boyd Stanton (1860 - 1938)*
Joseph Wier Boyd (1865 - 1928)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Bev
Record added: Oct 24, 2004
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