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Obituary of Robert Boyd, Richmond, Virginia.

Robert Boyd, eighty-three years of age, died in Richmond, Va. after a long illness, on October 4, 1921. He was buried near his old home in Charlotte County, Va., wrapped in the Stars and Bars and wearing his Confederate uniform.

This good soldier, who never faltered in his devotion, was born at Boydton, Mecklinburg County, Va., August 31, 1831, and was reared amid the surroundings and environment most typical of the best traditions of the Old South. He was educated at Hampden-Sidney College.

In 1859 he settled on a cotton plantation in Mississippi; but when, in 1861, his native State called to her sons, he left his new interests and returned to Virginia to join the Mecklenburg Troop of Cavalry, which became Company A, 3d Virginia Cavalry. He was in a number of the major engagements, and was with General Stuart when he was killed at Yellow Tavern. Just before the surrender he served on scout duty under Captain Henly between the armies of Lee and Johnston.

A few years after the war Mr. Boyd married Mrs. Mary E. Carrington and removed to Charlotte County, Va., where they lived until his wife's death, seven years ago. Here they reared their four children, who survived them: Dr. Andrew H. Boyd, of Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. James G. Penn, of Danville, Va.; Mrs. Beverly R. Tucker, of Richmond; and Mrs. William Cabell Flournoy, of Bay View, Va. who is in an ex-president of the Virginia Division, U. D. C.

Our comrade has passed into the Valhalla of the great, where awaiting him "under the shade of the trees" he has found not only his dear ones, "loved long since and lost awhile," but those peerless leaders of the Old South, whose memory he treasured with deathless devotion.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1922.

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