|Birth||Oct. 30, 1846|
|Death||Sept. 30, 1938|
|Cemetery||Pawnee City (Pawnee City)|
|Post||Ingham (Pawnee City)|
|Unit||142nd Illinois Infantry, Company A|
Private John J. Boyer
Company A, 142nd Illinois Regiment (100 days/1864)
Boyer was born in West Point (Hancock County), Illinois on October 30, 1846. He was living in West Point when he enlisted on May 1, 1864. Boyer was mustered in the regiment on June 18, 1864. He served for 4 months and was mustered out on October 26, 1864.
The 142nd Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered for 100 days on June 18, 1864. It was assigned to Tennessee and performed guard duty on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
Boyer died on September 30, 1938 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City (Pawnee County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Ingham Post (#95) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Pawnee City. In addition, he was a member of the Veteran Post (#84) of the GAR in Falls City, Nebraska.
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.