Unit Served: 7th Regiment of SC Cavalry
Dr Edward Mortimer Boykin
Birth: May 17, 1820 Camden, Kershaw County South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1891 Camden, Kershaw County South Carolina, USA
Son of John and Charlotte Mortimer Boykin.
Edward, who was a physician, was elected on September 21, 1861, as first lieutenant, Mounted Squadron of Rifles, and promoted to captain on September 5, 1862. His company in 1864, became Co. K, 7th Regiment of SC Cavalry.
He was appointed major of the regiment on April 25, 1864 under the constitutional authority vested in the President, but the appointment was not confirmed. He was again appointed major on September 27, 1864 and was confirmed.
Major Boykin was wounded on May 30, 1864 and was sent on medical furlough June 6th. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House on April 1865.
Edward was the author of The Falling Flag. Evacuation of Richmond, Retreat and Surrender at Appomattox that was published in 1874. It is dedicated to:
“The Officers and Men of the 7th South Carolina Cavalry, this short account of an interesting period in their military history, and that of the cause they loved so well, and for which they fought so faithfully, is dedicated, by one who considers having been their comrade the proudest recollection of his life.” Family links:
Mary Chestnut Lang Boykin (1820 – 1907)*
Sallie Wyly Boykin Wilson (1858 – 1930)*
Burial: Quaker Cemetery Camden, Kershaw County South Carolina, USA