Byrd, Joshua

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Photo: 4th VA Infantry battle flag

4th VA Infantry battle flag (captured at Spottsylvania)

Age at Enlistment: 21

Length of Service: 1862-1864

State: Virginia

Rank: Pvt

Unit: 4th VA Infantry Regiment

Service Record:   Enlisted in Co. F on 20 Mar 1862 at Elk Creek, Grayson Co., VA; sent to hospital for wounds on 25 Sep 1862 likely from battle at Antietam; in and out of hospital through 1863 likely from previous wounds or sickness; NFR after 1863 so possibly discharged.

Survived War: Yes

Cemetery/Burial: Unknown, but likely Elk Creek, Grayson Co., VA; last census he was on is 1880.

Soldier Info:  Born at Elk Creek, Grayson Co., Va. in 1840; likely died in Grayson Co., VA

Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 4x