James Boyer Family


James Boyer Family

Husband: James Boyer

Born: at: 
Married: 06 Aug 1865at: , Laclede Co, Mo
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 

Wife: Elizabeth Ann Caffey

Born: 1843at: Shellyville, Meigs Co, Tn
Died: Jul 1925at: 
Buried: at: 
Father: Robert Caffey
Mother: Miranda (Babe) Chambers

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About James Boyer:

Born Sept. 8, 1844 in Mo Died Feb. 3, 1923 and is buried in the Little Creek cemetery. On Aug. 1, 1862, James joined Co. B.
73rd Reg. Enrolled Mo Militia, at Hartville, Mo He was captured by Confederates Jan. 9, 1863 and paroled. In Oct. 1863 he was
transferred to Co. M, 6th Prov. Reg. Enrolled Mo Militia at Springfield, Greene Co, Mo This unit later became Co. V, 16th Mo Cav.
James was riding along and saw some chickens on the fence. They had been given orders not to steal anything, but he couldn't resist temptation so he grabbed one. Later, when he had the chicken cooking over a camp fire an officer came along and said, "How about dividing that, James?" Another time they found six hogs. Since they had not had fresh meat for a while, they killed and butchered the hogs. James said, "I was so hungry I ate the milt (spleen) out of all six." Most of his duites were very boring and various gags were thought up to breAr the routine. At one point a squad was guarding a stagecoach with two well dressed "drummers" on bOard. James and the others decided to have a little fun. All of a sudden they started shooting their guns and riding around. The stage stopped and the drummers, thinking it was an ambush, jumped out with therir guns, ready to do battle.

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