John A. Joyce
3238 R St. NW, Georgetown neighborhood, DC.
Joyce was a Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving with the 24th Kentucky Infantry. Born in Ireland and raised in West Virginia and Kentucky, after the war he settled in DC, earned a law degree, and worked for the Internal Revenue Service.
He is the author of two books of poems, as well as memoirs, and books of criticism. His books include A Checkered Life (1883), Jewels of Memory (1896), Complete Poems (1900), and Beautiful Washington (1903), as well as studies of Oliver Goldsmith, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, and Robert Burns. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.