“They died for you and me” – Captain John T. Boyle’s 1879 Memorial Day Poem

The veteran of the 96th Pennsylvania read his poem at Memorial Day festivities in Harrisburg on May 29, 1879.

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Lawyer, Soldier, Writer – The death of Captain John T. Boyle, 96th Pennsylvania

Boyle acted as an unofficial historian for the 96th Pennsylvania. He died on October 11, 1912 at the age of 79.