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Only a fraction of one-percent of Civil War soldiers' photos exist.
I don't know of one for this man.
Does he have variant last names?
Woodyear sounds like it might have originally been Woodyard, one of my family names.
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I don't find him in MS CS Graves Registrations (which doesn't mean he didn't serve).
I don't find him in MS CS Pension Applications (which also doesn't mean he didn't serve).
I do, however, find an almost certain relative in MS CS Pension Applications: Susan S. Woodyear filed a CS Widow's Pension Application in 1921 in Franklin County, MS.
She stated that her husband was William Fulton Woodyear, and that he served in the "4th MS."
Franklin County is adjacent to Lincoln and Copiah Counties, so he must be a relative, especially with a rare name like Woodyear!
I don't find Joseph listed in any of my material. -- Jim Huffman, Gainesville Vols