From the "Wheeling Intelligencer" 1905:


Mr. Pryor Boyd passes away at the City Hospital at ripe old age.
Was one of the Distinguished Grays and fought under Stonewall Jackson

Submitted by Robert L. Boyd, III

On Sunday afternoon at the City hospital, Mr. Pryor Boyd, an old and respected citizen of Wheeling, and a member of the confederate army in the war of the rebellion, died of locomotor ataxia after an illness of years. The deceased was one of the last surviving veterans of the confederate army in the vicinity of Wheeling. In early part of '61 he cast his fortunes with the Southern states, and enlisted under Captain Shriver in the company named after it's commander, known as Schriver's Grays. The regiment was attached to the 27th regiment Virginia Infantry, which was later attached to the Stonewall brigade, commanded by the illustrious Stonewall Jackson. Before he was disabled, however, he was placed in command of his company and when wounded was a lieutenant commanding. His wound was of a serious nature and he could no longer serve in the infantry, but his indomitable will would not allow him to retire to private life, and here enlisted in the cavalry, being assigned to Major Sweeney's battalion.

In this capacity he served during the entire war, and his service of four years was honest and faithful. At the close of the war he returned to Wheeling and engaged in business. Among those who served in his company, and still survive him are Mr. George S. Feeney, and Dr. W. A. Cracraft. His loyalty to the Confederacy is illustrated by the fact that he named his only son after the great southern general, Robert Lee.

The deceased was 67 years of age, and for many years has been in poor health, suffering with the disease that finally proved fatal. Added to this he was impaired by the wounds he received while fighting under the flag of the Confederacy. He was removed to the hospital some time ago, where he passed quietly away. He is survived by three children, two daughters and one son. His son, Robert Lee, is a clerk in the National Exchange Bank, while his daughters, in the teens, are still at home. He is also survived by a sister, Miss Jennie Boyd, who lives at 86 South Penn Street. The funeral will be held from his late residence, 126 Virginia Street, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The interment will be private and will be in Greenwood cemetery.