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Disease, Not Lead, Found This Trooper

by | May 4, 2015 | Confederate affiliation, New Hanover

Joseph W. Boys was a private in the United States Army, serving with the 112th New York. (A regimental history written by a chaplain with the 112th can be found online.) Joseph, a mortician, survived the action at Fort Fisher but was physically disabled by lung problems. He was in his late 20s when he mustered out.

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