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- Letter, 22 July 1862, from Harrison H. Boyes of Company B, 2nd Iowa Cavalry, near Corinth, Mississippi, to his Uncle Frank, describing a skirmish between the 2nd Iowa and Michigan Cavalries against Confederate Cavalry, providing details of the fight. Boyes adds that the 2nd Iowa and 2nd Michigan are the best cavalry units in the western Union army. Boyes also asks for news and states that Union prospects are gloomy, mainly due to the defeat of George B. McClellan's army just outside of Richmond, Virginia
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- Harrison H. Boyes was born 12 April 1839 in Cattaraugus County, New York. By the beginning of the Civil War, he was living in Boone County, Iowa. Boyes enlisted in the 2nd Iowa Cavalry as a private and served throughout the war. He married Sarah E. Ballard 10 October 1866, and they had at least four children. Boyes died 14 March 1917 in Story County, Iowa.
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