Charles M. Byington diary 1863
Charles M. Byington was born June 1, 1838, the son of carriage-maker Rufus Byington and his wife, Sophronia Phelps. In 1860, he lived with his family in Hannibal, Oswego County, New York. When the 110th New York Infantry was mustered on August 27, 1862, he entered service as a private in Company F. He was promoted to quartermaster-sergeant before January 1, 1863, and fought at the battles of Fort Bisland and Port Hudson. Byington was killed while on garrison duty near Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas, Florida, on August 16, 1864.