| || Notes for MAJOR JAMES PRIDE BOGGS:|
James received a common school education and learned the blacksmith's trade, which he followed until April 26, 1861, when he enlisted in Company D, Eleventh PA Reserve, and served until 1864.James Pride Boggs was a captain in the Civil War, was commanding officer of Co.D, 40th Regiment, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves.William Boggs, his uncle, served under him.Mustered in 5 Jul 1861.Twice wounded, once prisoner. Discharged 13 June 1864.Severely wounded in left temple at second battle of Bull Run.In battles of Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Second Bull Run, Gettysburg, Mine Run, and the Wilderness.At Battle of the Wilderness received wound from a mini-ball in right thigh.Was taken prisoner at Gaines Mill, together with his entire regiment by Stonewall Jackson and sent to Castle Thunder then to Belle Isle at Richmond, VA. News item of Boggs reunion in 1900 states that he was a member of the Capt. William Stewart Post of the G.A.R..Promoted from corporal to 1st sgt to 1st Lt. 10 Apr 1863, to Capt. 1 May 1864, to Brevet Major 13 Mar 1865.Obit says he died at his home in Evans City at 9:50.He had been a farmer, driller, and blacksmith.Survived by his widow and the following children: Frank W. of Osage, Wyo., Mrs. R.L.(Carrie Boggs) Powell of Ardmore, PA, Mrs. (Zora Boggs) R.C. Bowen and Miss Nettie Boggs both of Evans City.The Rev. W. Lamont McMillan, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Evans City, officiating.Is buried in Evans City Cemetery.Died at the age of 67.He took his large family (wife and nine children) to the Boggs reunion in August of 1900.
His application for Civil War pension: invalid filed 1869 May 15, widow filed 1930 August 5.
From Butler County History: James P. Boggs enlisted July 5, 1861.Served as Captain of Company D, 11th Reserves.Promoted from corporal to 1st Srgt, to 1st Lt. (April 10, 1863), to captain (May 1, 1864), to Brevit Major (March 13, 1865); twice wounded, once prisoner; mustered out June 13, 1865.
The 11th Reserves were actively engaged in eleven battles, including Bull Run, Gettysburg, and Battle of the Wilderness.
In 1865 he went into the oil fields of Venango and McKean counties, and was engaged in oil producing until 1881.He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian dhurch, and he is connected with Capt. William Stewart Post, G. A. R., Evans City, also Camp 45, U. V. L., of Butler.