Boyd, Charles G.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Charles G. Boyd was born in Rensselaerville at about 1845, a son of John and Mary Boyd. [1][2]

Marriage & Children

At about 1865 he married Jane, who was born in Scotland at about 1846 and had the following children:

  • Mary Jane Boyd
  • Robert R. Boyd
  • John W. Boyd

Military Service

Residence: Amsterdam, NY [3]
Enlistment Date: 11 Feb 1862 [4]
Enlistment Place: Amsterdam, NY [4]
Enlistment Rank: Corporal[4]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 32nd Infantry [4]
Company: Company B
Muster Out Date: 9 June 1863
Muster Out Place: New York City
Re-enlisted on: 12 Jan 1864[4]
Regiment: 11th Cavalry[4]
Company Company D[4]
Deserted from furlough on 1 April 1865[4]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18 to serve 2 years, re-enlisted for 2 years and deserted at the end of the war. Charles did receive a pension for his service in the 32nd Infantry.
Sources Used: military databases; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York; Town and City Registers of the men who served in the Civil War


Both Charles and Jane were still living in Amsterdam in 1920, but did not appear on the 1930 census.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1850 Census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY
  2. 1860 Census, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY
  3. Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York