Brevet Maj. William Lange Boyd (USA)

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William Lange Boyd

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Maine, United States
Death: February 09, 1918 (83)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Augusta Josephine Merriam
Father of Katherine Pauline Graves

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Brevet Maj. William Lange Boyd (USA)

William Boyd was commissioned an officer in Company F, Maine 1st Cavalry Regiment on 05 Oct 1861. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant. Promoted to Full Adjutant on 15 Jul 1864. Promoted to Full Captain on 25 Mar 1865. Mustered out on 01 Aug 1865 at Petersburg, VA. Promoted to Full Adjutant on 15 Jun 1865. By the end of the war he had gained the rank of Brevet Major. His horse was shot out from under him at the Battle of Gettysburg. He also fought in the second Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Antietam.

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Brevet Maj. William Lange Boyd (USA)'s Timeline

1834
May 3, 1834
Maine, United States
1871
April 5, 1871
Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, United States
1918
February 9, 1918
Age 83
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, United States