BOYCE, SAMUEL J., Sergeant, Company K, 30th Regiment, N.C. Troops. Resided in Mecklenburg County where he enlisted at age 18, September 13, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal in May-December, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant in January-June, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the right thigh and captured at Kelly's Ford, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Right leg amputated above the knee. Hospitalized at Washington, DC, where he died on November 11, 1863. “Noted for coolness and bravery in battle.” [North Carolina Troops-A Roster 1861-1865, North Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Vol. 8:414]
BOYCE, S J
- CO K) 30TH N.C. INF.
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/11/1863
- BURIED AT: SECTION 16 SITE 81
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