Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Capt. John H. Boyts, Co. C

Capt. John H. Boyts was born on March 9, 1838 in Somerset, PA to Jonathan and Elizabeth Boyts. By 1860, John was listed as a clerk in the Federal Census records. He was commissioned Captain of Company C on August 27, 1862 and was mustered out six months later on February 22, 1863.

In 1865, John was married to Emily Scull.

Capt. Boyts passed away on Jan. 8, 1900 and is buried, with Emily, in Union Cemetery, Somerset, PA.

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