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Pvt Joseph Boys

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Pvt Joseph Boys

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
13 Aug 1864 (aged 21–22)
Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
Plot
Grave 5529
Memorial ID
18665452 View Source

Name: Joseph Boys
Enlistment Date: 1 Jun 1862
Enlistment Rank: Private
Muster Place: Wilmington, Delaware
Muster Regiment: Company C, 4th Delaware Infantry
Muster Information: Enlisted
Date Captured: 26 Mar 1864
Place Captured: West Point, Virginia
Imprisonment Place: Richmond, Virginia
Transferred: 27 Apr 1864 Andersonville, Georgia
Date of Death: 13 Aug 1864
Place of Death: Hospital, Andersonville Prison, Georgia
Cause of Death: Unknown

Headstone Photographed by Kevin Frye
Andersonville Historian

Co. C, 4th Delaware. His Military records has him as Joseph Boys. His name is misspelled on his headstone. Also on his Memorandum From Prisoner of War Records has his alternate names and headstone number on it. James Boys or James Bocie. His Casualty Sheet has him as J. Boice. His Company Description Book has him as Joseph Boys. I would think his Description List is right and his Muster Roll name is right since it was written when he was alive. See pictures. There is no Joseph Boice in the 4th Delaware Infantry. I have looked in all the military records of the 4th and the spelling of Boice does not show up until you are at Andersonville records which have been known as being wrong as of many National Cemeteries have admitted. Historians have been wrong and the park service has been wrong my there own admitting. Not everything written in stone is right. Not everything written is right. It's how the people interpreted.
Captured at West Point, VA.

Name: Joseph Boys
Enlistment Date: 1 Jun 1862
Enlistment Rank: Private
Muster Place: Wilmington, Delaware
Muster Regiment: Company C, 4th Delaware Infantry
Muster Information: Enlisted
Date Captured: 26 Mar 1864
Place Captured: West Point, Virginia
Imprisonment Place: Richmond, Virginia
Transferred: 27 Apr 1864 Andersonville, Georgia
Date of Death: 13 Aug 1864
Place of Death: Hospital, Andersonville Prison, Georgia
Cause of Death: Unknown

Headstone Photographed by Kevin Frye
Andersonville Historian

Co. C, 4th Delaware. His Military records has him as Joseph Boys. His name is misspelled on his headstone. Also on his Memorandum From Prisoner of War Records has his alternate names and headstone number on it. James Boys or James Bocie. His Casualty Sheet has him as J. Boice. His Company Description Book has him as Joseph Boys. I would think his Description List is right and his Muster Roll name is right since it was written when he was alive. See pictures. There is no Joseph Boice in the 4th Delaware Infantry. I have looked in all the military records of the 4th and the spelling of Boice does not show up until you are at Andersonville records which have been known as being wrong as of many National Cemeteries have admitted. Historians have been wrong and the park service has been wrong my there own admitting. Not everything written in stone is right. Not everything written is right. It's how the people interpreted.
Captured at West Point, VA.

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Alternate names: Joseph P. Boys/ Joseph Boice/ James Boice/ Jacob Boys/ Boyce/ Boyse

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  • Maintained by: Dig Up
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 28 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 18665452
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18665452/joseph-boys: accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Joseph Boys (1842–13 Aug 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18665452, citing Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA; Maintained by Dig Up (contributor 47525629) .