Byrns, William

About the Author

Fifer William Byrns, of Burr Oak, Michigan enlisted at the age of 22 in the 1st Michigan Infantry Company G on April 24, 1861. He was mustered into service on May 1 and mustered out of service on August 7 at Detroit, Michigan. On September 23, he was commissioned into Company B of the 1st Michigan Infantry. Byrns received several promotions including: 2nd Lieutenant, August 17, 1861; 1st Lieutenant, April 5, 1862; and, Captain, September 23, 1862. William Byrns resigned on April 25, 1863.
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