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.”
Mary Chestnut Lang Boykin (1820 – 1907)*
Sallie Wyly Boykin Wilson (1858 – 1930)*
Burial: Quaker Cemetery Camden, Kershaw County South Carolina, USA
I’m currently doing some amateur research on Dr. Boykin. I would like to use t his page as a reference, but I don’t know exactly what that OFF file is. Is it a product of the SCV? I would very much appreciate information for a proper citation.
While I’m at it…. There are a couple of issues with this page. Firs t, Boykin’s final rank was Lt. Col. Also, I think it’s important to mention that his son, Tom was killed in battle. If I can help with more information, please let me know.
I would be interested in knowing what you found about Dr. Boykin.
My apologies. OFF should be PDF. Auto-correct strikes again.