Engraved on reverse Captain Andrew Boyd 108th N. The badge measures 15/16ths of an inch across and 1 1/8 tall. May have been a Veterans Badge or perhaps he had it made during the war.
108th Vols, Monroe, 173 Landmarks of Monroe County, NY, by William F. Peck (1895), Part III, p.Andrew Boyd was born in Ireland August 23, 1838, of Scottish descent, a son of Thomas C. Who came to Port Hope, Canada, in 1845 and later to Brockport, where he engaged in lumbering. Andrew was educated in the common schools, and is a self made man. In May, 1862, he engaged in the flour and feed business and the same year, August 6, enlisted in Co. Participating in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, etc.
And was wounded on May 10, 1864. He rejoined his regiment in July, receiving the rank of second lieutenant, and of first lieutenant December 9, 1864. February 9, 1865, he was commissioned captain and appointed aid-de-camp on General Smythe's staff April 3, 1865. He was in all the battles with the regiment from July, 1864, to the surrender at Appomattox. Ward; in 1874, establishing himself in the grocery business, where he has since remained.
In 1865 he married Mariette Webster, and their children are George R. He kept a diary during the war and it is well documented.³A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N. Washburn, 42 pages; page 106-148. EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF CAPTAIN ANDREW H. From August 15th, 1862, to June 7th, 1865. A poem he wrote in his diary. We may write mixed names in albums, We may trace them in the sand, Or may chisel them in marble, With a firm and skillful hand. But the pages still are sullied, Soon each name will fade away, Every monument will crumble, Like all earthly hopes decay. But, dear friends, there is an album, Full of leaves of snowy white, Where no name is ever tarnished, But forever pure and bright.
In that Book of Life - God's Album, May your name be penned with care, And may all who here have written, Write their names forever there. Poem by Captain Andrew H.
173, Rochester, New York Co. August 15th, 1862, to June 7th, 1865 written in his Civil War diary on March 15th, 1863. As you can see, Captain Boyd is about as documented a soldier as you can get. He was also a Freemason after the war and attended all the reunions. So there is also documentation there.
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