Boyd Memorial, Leary, Calhoun County

Boyd Memorial

This monument sits across from the Depot in Leary. It’s dedicated to Phillip Edward Boyd, and the inscription says “33 Years Dedicated to Leary 1878-1908”. I know that Boyd was a decorated Civil War veteran, but that’s about all I can find. If anyone has anymore information it is greatly welcomed!

2 responses to “Boyd Memorial, Leary, Calhoun County

  1. This monument used to sit in the middle of Main Street at the end of Hotel Street. I remember having to go around it. My mother once told me that the people of Leary wanted a statue for downtown and thats who they picked. She didn’t know why though.

    • Really? I had no idea! Thanks so much for sharing. All my life I remember it being there beside the railroad tracks. It seems as though he did something heroic (?) during the Civil War, but I have no idea what or how it effected Leary. I’ll have to do some more research now that you’ve sparked my interest. I’m also sorry for such a long delay in these responses, I got sick around Christmas and then my new semester at school just started and I’ve been swamped. I really love the info you’ve given me though, Calhoun County is a bit of a dead zone when it comes to history. There is no official history book or cemetery record, so all info I’ve gathered is through word of mouth. Again thanks so much for the info. 🙂

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