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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