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After reflecting upon three years worth of correspondence in Lieutenant Hoyle’s letters and several secondary sources a better understanding of Lieutenant Hoyle’s motivations can be attained. These individual motivations for Hoyle were his faith, home, and comrades, and they personalize the topic on what soldiers fought for. Such personal motivations moved beyond country, liberty, and slavery to the motivations that prompted individual soldiers to go fight one more day. Hoyle arose on the morning of August 18, 1864 to fight one more day. Urged to rise and most likely spend time in prayer, write a letter to his wife, and check on his soldiers Hoyle entered battle on the 18th of August. The troops were fighting at the battle of Globe’s Tavern. It was here that Hoyle was shot in the right leg. His leg was amputated, and Hoyle was transported to the Richmond hospital where he died September 1, 1864. Lieutenant Hoyle fought valiantly for the Confederacy for three long years. He endured all of the hardship and battles by maintaining his personal motivations and convictions. A motivation to fight that extended further than the slavery issue or desire for a new nation. The motivations were from his personal belief in God’s sovereignty, his love of home, and for his comrades.