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Capt John Hill Boyd
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Birth: May 2, 1830
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1861
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

(Note: Obituary contributed by Sheron Smith-Savage below:

"DEATHS OF SOLDIERS.—….
At the house of Charles Bates, Esq. in Richmond, on the 28th, Capt. John H. Boyd, of the 11th North Carolina regiment. His father took his remains home for interment.
—Published in Fayetteville Semi-Weekly Observer (Fayetteville, North Carolina), September 2, 1861, p. 3."


21st Infantry Regiment
NC TROOPS

Son of George D. and Minerva Hill Boyd. One of three brothers dying as a result of the Civil War. John and his younger brother, Andrew had a law practice in Wentworth. Though he was not in the best of health, he volunteered to join the CSA with the "Rockingham Invincibles". He died in Richmond, Va. at 10 minutes past 3 o'clock AM on Aug. 28, 1861 of typhoid fever. It was said that his father would travel to retrieve the bodies of each of his sons when they had died. John was buried in Wentworth only three days after dying in Richmond. In a letter from Mr. George Boyd to General J.M. Leach, he mentions going to Richmond for the remains, and showing his appreciation for the sword of his son, which was given as a present to him from General Leach at that time. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Dillard Boyd (1797 - 1886)
  Minerva Hill Boyd
 
 Siblings:
  John Hill Boyd (1830 - 1861)
  Samuel Hill Boyd (1831 - 1864)*
  Andrew Jackson Boyd (1836 - 1893)*
  George Fulton Boyd (1838 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wentworth Methodist Church Cemetery
Wentworth
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Boyd Plot
 
Created by: SleepingDog
Record added: Sep 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11825740
Capt John Hill Boyd
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Capt John Hill Boyd
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Capt John Hill Boyd
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21st Battle Flag
- deegraver
 Added: Feb. 11, 2012
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero, a Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Feb. 13, 2011

- William "Charles" Rose (SCV Camp 2063) N.C.
 Added: Mar. 13, 2009
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