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 John William Joyce

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John William Joyce

  • Birth 1833 Stokes County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 17 Apr 1865 Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 14640154

He and Frances were married in 1857.
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John was a Confederate Soldier.
CO L
21st Infantry Regiment
NC TROOPS

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He was at Drewrys' Bluff, Gettysburg, and at a camp near "Forte Roil" (or Ft. Royal), VA. as well as many other battles in NC, VA, PA, MD, and TN.
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He was wounded and Captured at Fort Stedman near Petersburg, Va. on 25 March. 1865.
He died in Petersburg, and is buried in the cemetery attached to the "Fairgrounds Hospital".
(from civil war record)
There are over 1700 Confederate Soldiers buried there. They all had small stone markers, but are now all grown over
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He was survived by his wife, as well as two daughters, Mary Etta, who married Joseph Thomas Martin, and Martha John William Joyce, who married twice.
(Three other children had died very young).
John was my 3rd Great Grandfather.
I have added a picture of one of my banjos that I painted in his memory. It has his name and some of the battles he was engaged in.
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Ladies Memorial Association ( Petersburg, Va.). Records, 1866-1912.
Accession 24254. 1 volume (233 leaves). Photostats (negative).
The Library of Va.
Records, 1866-1912, of the Ladies Memorial Association of Petersburg, Virginia, containing the proceedings of the first meeting held 6 May 1866, as well as minutes, newspaper clippings, and lists of members and concerning the association's honoring the Confederate dead buried in Petersburg on 9 June annually, as well as other activities. Records contain lists of Confederate soldiers buried in Petersburg, including lists specific to Blandford Cemetery, and lists of buried soldiers by date and by state, some including command and date of death. Records also include a roster of the Petersburg "A" Grays, 4th Battalion, which became Company B, 12th Virginia Regiment.
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The 21st N.C. Infantry Regiment, formerly the 11th Volunteers, was a twelve company command organized at Danville, Virginia, in June, 1861.
Men of this unit were recruited in Davidson, Surry, Forsyth, Stokes, Rockingham, and Guilford counties. It was assigned to General Trimbles', Hokes', Godwins' and W.G. Lewis' Brigade.
After taking part in the Battle of First Manassas and Jacksons' Valley operations, the 21st participated in many conflicts of the army from the Seven Days' Battle to Bristoe. It was then involved in the engagements at Plymouth, Drewrys Bluff and Cold Harbor, marched with Jubal Early to the Shenandoah Valley and saw action around Appomattox.
The unit sustained 80 casualties at First Winchester, 13 at Cross Keys and Port Republic, 45 during the Seven Days' Battle, 51 at Groveton, 18 at Sharpsburg, and 24 at Fredericksburg. It lost 78 at Chancellorsville, twenty-eight percent of the 436 at Gettysburg, and 52 at Plymouth. In April, 1865, it surrendered with 6 officers and 117 men of which only 40 were Armed.


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  • Maintained by: deegraver
  • Originally Created by: SleepingDog
  • Added: 18 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14640154
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Joyce (1833–17 Apr 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14640154, citing Fairgrounds Post Hospital Cemetery, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by deegraver (contributor 47071483) .