William Fulton and Joseph Woodyear are sons of Joseph, sr. and Mary Fulton Woodyear, my direct ancestors. The brothers' sister, Charlotte Elizabeth Woodyear, is my 2-ggm who married Thaddeus Samuel Stampley, who was in the 4th MS Cavalry.
While I do not have their CSRs, William (1839-1903) enlisted in Hamburg, MS in Aug 1863 and was paroled on 12 May 1865. The regimental flag of the 4th MS Inf was captured at Brentwood, TN following the retreat of Hood's army from Nashville.
Joseph Woodyear (1844-1912), mustered in at Meridian in Company "A" of the 36th MS in May 1862, served during the siege of Vicksburg, and was paroled from there on 4 July 1863. After the war, he moved to Baylor County, TX where he became clerk of courts. In a letter dated 1881, he wrote, "I left home when I was in my 14th year of age...until the rupture of the Northern and Southern states, when I enlisted on the Southern side, and served until the end of said unpleasantness." Joseph never married. I have a picture of him after the war, but still a relatively young man. He died in TX but is buried in Franklin Co, MS.