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Pvt George D. Boyce
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Birth: unknown
Death: Sep. 17, 1862

George E. Boyce

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 4/29/1861 as a Private.
On 4/29/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. MN 1st Infantry
He was Killed on 9/17/1862 at Antietam, MD

George Boyce was mustered into Company H on November 5, 1861. On September 17, 1862, at the battle of Antietam, he was shot through the forehead. When he fell he said to John Mars, who was near him, "Tell my mother I died doing my duty," and then he expired.

Hastings Independent October 5, 1862

Sgt. Mars reports that George Royce was mortally wounded at the battle of Antietam; his final words were a request to let those at home know that he died doing his duty.

A Father Killed By His Son

On Friday the 18th inst., just about sundown a difficulty occurred between Isaiah Boyce and his son George in which the former received wounds, from the effects of which he has since died. It appears that the old man came home intoxicated, which with him was no unusual thing that in this condition he became boisterous and abusive, as drunken men often will be; that the son in endeavoring to quiet him became enraged and inflicted wounds which have resulted in the fathers' death.
The family for months and we might almost say years, lived a most miserable life; and on Friday this turmoil had ripened till a death blow had been inflicted and the son afterwards arrested for murder.
A postmortem examination of the body was made on Sunday evening last. Mr. Boyce having died in the morning of that day and a Coroner's Jury was empanneled whose verdict was that the deceased came to his death by a blow inflicted by his son.It is a most painful occurrance; the family feels it and the young man in particular, though to an ordinary observer the idea might be conveyed that he was utterly reckless and unconcerned.
It is true, that with the training he has had, he is destitute of the finer sensibilites which moral and intellectual training will generate; yet we think he is impressed with the enormity of offense he has committed.

End of Article

The Court

From Wednesday the 8th inst. to Tuesday last, the attention of the Court has been occupied with the trial of George Boyce, charged with committing murder on the 18th of June last. On the part of the prosecution, Mr Perkins and Mr. Smith were the counsel and for the defense A.M. Hays and Wm B. Leach. The case was a tedious one and was submitted to the jury Tuesday evening last, which after being out about twelve hours returned with a verdict of an aquittal.

Sources: http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&116976
http://firstmn.phpwebhosting.com/SearchResults.php3?ID=0600



 
 
Burial:
Antietam National Cemetery
Sharpsburg
Washington County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15578592
Pvt George D. Boyce
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George Royce was my great-great grandfathers brother. I agree with Rose, he way a young man in bad situation not a murder. Only to have his own life cut short.
- K.Royce
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013
George E Royce (not GEORGE D.BOYCE) was my grand uncle and I would like to honor his life with a flower today on the anniversary of his death. He was a young man in a bad situation not a murderer.
- Rose Moszer
 Added: Sep. 16, 2012

- Tom Mauer
 Added: May. 6, 2009
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