Biography of

George W. Byers, Co F

 

George W. Byers was the son of Elisha and Lobitha Shephard Byers of Morgan County, Ohio. According to the 1860 Census of Morgan County, Ohio, he is listed as 19 years old, making him probably born in 1841.He was the brother of Benjamin Byers and Martha Byers Quinn, the daughter-in-law of John Quinn of Companies A & H. Enlisting in the 18th in 1861, he was mustered out in 1864 with other members of the unit who had only signed up for three years service. The 1870 census of Athens County lists his age as 28 and an invalid. He was injured in the Civil War.