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Waller Massie BoydRoster ID 1270
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Waller Massie Boyd, Class of 1863 (on right in photo; the other cadet ishis cousin Edward B. Goode, Class of 1862). Waller Massie Boyd, Class of 1863. Genealogy: Born- Aug. 21, 1843 in Arkansas. Father- Henry Curran Boyd; Mother- Juliet Anna Massie. Pat. Grandfather- David Boyd; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Ott Durell. Mat. Grandfather- Thomas Massie; Mat. Grandmother- Lucy Waller. Married- Carrie A. Yancey on Nov. 30, 1865. Children- 1- Waller Massie Boyd, Jr.; 2-Lucy Elizabeth Boyd; 3- William Tudor Boyd; 4- Carrie Yancey Boyd; 5- Susan Catherine Boyd who married Alexander Hollswell; 6- Mary Garnett Boyd who married Samuel Scott; 7- Virginia Lee Boyd; 8-Thomas Massie Boyd. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 8, 1859; Dismissed June 4, 1860 for neglect of duties and studies and going A.W.O.L. Civil War Record: Enlisted May 1, 1861 in Co. G 19th Va. Infantry; promoted to 1st Lieut. in summer of 1861; sick in hospital several times in late 1861- early 1862; on recruiting service Feb. 1862; Elected Captain Apr. 28, 1862; Praised for bravery at Gaines Mill; Sought commission in Confederate Navy in Oct. 1862; Wounded in Action and captured at Gettysburg July 3, 1863; Held at Fort Delaware, De., Johnson's Island, Oh, and Point Lookout, Md.; Exchanged March 3, 1864; often in command of his regiment 1864-65; promoted to Major Jan. 12, 1865; Captured at Sayler's Creek April 6, 1865; Held at Old Capitol Prison in D.C. and Johnson's Island, Oh. Released on oath July 25, 1865. Careers: Applegrower; Farmer. Died- May 6, 1917.|