Boyer, Dennis

Photo:   51st VA Infantry battle flag51st va infAge at Enlistment:  20

Length of Service: 1862-1865

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:   51st VA Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. K on 31 Mar 1862; wounded in left leg at knee entering tibia by minie ball at Winchester on 19 Sep 1864 and captured and sent to Pt. Lookout, Md., but first went to Baltimore Hosp on 26 Oct 1864; exchanged on 29 Oct 1864; NFR

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:   Virginia Cemetery, Lot 43, Valentine, Cherry Co., NE

Soldier Info:   Born in Independence, Grayson Co., VA in 1842; took up farming after the war; traveled by train in 1899 with wife Sarah and kids to Nebraska and built a 3-frame homestead; Died in Cherry Co., NE in 1919

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 4x