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CPL. Joyce, Elijah Allen

Enlistment Date: 1862

Enlistment Location: Ellijay (Gilmer County), Georgia, United States

Branch of Service: Georgia State Guards (Infantry), Confederate States Army

Service Remarks: Elijah mustered into Company H, 1st Infantry Regiment, Georgia State Guards. The 1st Georgia Infantry was assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia and participated in most major campaigns in the Eastern Theatre until early 1863, when they were transferred to the Department of South Carolina. When Sherman's Army crossed into Georgia, the 1st Georgia Infantry joined with Joe Johnston's Army for the Carolinas Campaign. The 1st Georgia surrendered with Johnston's Army at Bennett Place (outside of Durham), North Carolina on the 26th of April, 1865. At some point, Elijah was captured and was listed as a Prisoner of War. He was released in April, 1865 at Macon City Hall, Macon, Georgia.  

Campaign Credits:

- Seven Days Campaign ( Elijah wasn't present)

- Battle of Antietam

- Second Manassas

- Battle of Fredericksburg

- Battle of Olustee

- Carolinas Campaign

Rank at Separation: Corporal

Separation Date: APR 1865

Separation Location: Macon, Georgia, United States

Condition of Separation: Prisoner of War Paroled

Birth: 3 MAR 1845, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States

Death: 16 FEB 1927, Sugar Valley (Gordon County), Georgia, United States

Burial: Cemetery, Sugar Valley Baptist Church

 INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY:

Debbie Rosenbloom 

LINEAGE

- Elijah Allen Joyce (1845-1927), son of

- James Pleasant Joyce (1822-1892), son of

- Ambrose Benjamin Joyce (1781-1856), son of

- John "Coon" Joyce, Sr (1750-1814), son of

- Thomas Joyce (1722-1782), son of

- Thomas Joyce (1685-UNK), son of

- William Joass