The veteran of the 96th Pennsylvania read his poem at Memorial Day festivities in Harrisburg on May 29, 1879.
Boyle acted as an unofficial historian for the 96th Pennsylvania. He died on October 11, 1912 at the age of 79.
A Pottsville physician travels to the Peninsula to report on the experiences of the 96th Pennsylvania at Gaines' Mill.
The officers of the 96th Pennsylvania allegedly toasted George Washington's birthday during a raucous party in February 1862.
Soldier-poet John T. Boyle writes home to the Pottsville Miners' Journal with this poem about the emotions of the mothers on the Northern home front.
The 96th Pennsylvania left Pottsville for the Union capital in November 1861 amid the cheers of their fellow citizens.
On a rainy, November day in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the 96th Pennsylvania receives its state colors from Governor Andrew Curtin.