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Civil War Soldiers - Boyle

Boyle, Jeremiah T., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in 1818, graduated from Princeton in 1839, was admitted to the bar, and practiced law in Kentucky until the outbreak of the Civil war. When the slave states seceded from the Union and Kentucky was in doubt which side to join, he took the Union side, and on Nov. 4, 1861, was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers. Because of distinguished services in organizing for defense against the Confederate invasion, he was appointed military governor of Kentucky, holding that office from 1862 to 1864, when he resigned his commission to become president of the Louisville city railway company. In 1866 he became president of the Evansville, Henderson & Nashville rail-road company, which position he held during the remainder of his life. He died in Louisville, Ky., July 28, 1871.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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