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Dr. Augustus Munroe Boyd,   Confederate Surgeon

Dr. Augustus Munroe Boyd, Confederate Surgeon

Augustus Munroe Boyd was another son of James Boyd and brother of Capt. Julius Warren Boyd. Munroe, as he was called, was a surgeon in the Civil War. Returning home he was displeased with the way carpetbaggers had come in and disrupted the economy and way of life. He took his family to Mexico, gained favor there, and was given exclusive export rights to chicle (chewing gum). He did big business with Wrigley and others back in the States and was very successful. The family bought their own island! Another fascinating story of the Boyds of old Telfair County. [Photo Courtesy of Bob Hughes, Boyd descendant]


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AUGUSTO M. BOYD, JR. 30-May-2006 00:43
I HAVE RECORDS FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN WASHINGTON THAT SHOW THAT MY GREAT=GREAT GRAND FATHER IN FACT WAS IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY. EMAIL ME AND I WILL SEND YOU COPIES.

GUS BOYD
F. Terry Hambrecht 11-Mar-2006 13:21
What is your evidence that Augustus Monroe Boyd served as a Confederate surgeon? The National Archives has no Compiled Service Records for a surgeon by this name. They do have records for Augustus M. Boyd who served as a private and a 2nd Lieutenant, 8th GA Infantry.

F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D.
Senior Technical Advisor to the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine