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W W Boynton

Birth: 19 Mar 1825

Death: 29 Jan 1905

(Aged 79 years, 10 months, 10 days.)


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Served in Company E, 63rd Inf., Georgia as Pvt

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 12/11/1862 as a Private. On 12/11/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. GA 63rd Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Detailed 10/15/1863 (place not stated) (Cook, estimated day) Sources used: - Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Unit Details:
63rd Infantry Regiment was organized at Savannah, Georgia, in December, 1862, using the 13th Georgia Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. With more than 1,100 officers and men, the unit was assigned to the Departments of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. It served as infantry and heavy artillery at Thunderbolt and Rosedew Island, and Companies B and K were engaged at Battery Wagner near Charleston. Later the regiment was placed in General Mercer's and J.A. Smith's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. Now serving as infantry, it participated in the Atlanta Campaign, July 20 to September 1, this unit reported 10 killed, 61 wounded, and 39 missing and in December, 1864, totalled 143 effectives. Very few surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonel George A. Gordon, Lieutenant Colonel George R. Black, and Majors Joseph V.H. Allen and John R. Giles.

Possible gravesites:

William W. Boynton
19 Mar 1825 - 29 Jan 1905County Line Primitive Baptist Cemetery
Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia

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