Boyer, Harvey

Photo:   8th VA Cavalry battle flag; 4th VA Infantry battle flag (captured at Spottsylvania)

8th va cavalry banner4th VA Inf

Age at Enlistment:  27

Length of Service: 1861, 1862-1864

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:   4th VA Infantry Regiment (part of the famous Stonewall Brigade);  8th VA Cavalry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. F on 24 Apr 1861; became sick within 3 months at Winchester; 4th VA infantry was at Bull Run and fought in the Shenandoah Valley in Spring and Summer of 1862; contracted typhoid fever and sent to Charlottesville Hosp on 13 Sep 1861; discharged by order of Gen Smith on 27 Sep 1861 due to disability; Rejoins and enlisted in Co. C 8th Va Cav on 27 Apr 1862 with his brother Ephraim in Crumps, Va.; he is on rolls thru 31 Oct 1864; NFR

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:   Isaac Moore Cemetery, Oldtown, Grayson, Va.

Soldier Info:   Born in Grayson Co., VA in 1834; Died in Grayson Co., VA in 1919; Wife received pension for war service in 1902

Relationship to Author:  1st cousin 5x