Figure 1. Boyce monument. Damascus Hillside Cenmetery, Damascus, PA. Photo: author.

There are many ways that Union veterans could use to identify themselves on their tombstones. The Rev. Boyce chose an unusual one.

REV. JACOB H. BOYCE
1845-1934
WYOMING CONFERENCE
1873-1934
ONE OF LINCOLN”S MEN
1861-1865

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A college professor living in Scranton, PA

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  1. He must have entered the army at 15 or 16 depending on his birthday. Not unusual. He left the army at 19 or 20 but did not become a Methodist minister until he was 28 or so.

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