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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1886

Vol. III
p398
3132

(Born N. Y.)

Joseph C. Byron

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Born Buffalo, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1882, to July 1, 1886, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Cavalry, July 1, 1886.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., Oct. 2, 1886, to Aug. 10, 1887, — San Antonio, Tex., to Sep. 12, 1887, — Ft. Concho, Tex. to June 2, 1888, — and on the march to and at Ft. Meade, S. D., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p425
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In Department of Dakota, 1888‑93. — In the field in Pine Ridge campaign, April 6, 1890-March, 1891.

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, Jan. 18, 1893)

— Commanding Troop L, 3d Cavalry (Indians), till Dec., 1893. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, at Danville Military Institute, Va., March 2, 1894-March 2, 1898.

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, May 23, 1894)

— On duty as Mustering Officer with Pennsylvania Volunteers, May, 1898. — Aide-de‑camp to General Schwan, U. S. Volunteers, at Mobile, Ala., Tampa and Miami, Fla. — Same duty in campaign in Puerto Rico during August. — Wounded at Hormigueros, P. R., Aug. 10.

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Nov. 12, 1898)

— Quartermaster, U. S. Transport Manitoba, to ––––

(Major and Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 27, 1900)

Vol. V
p388
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Quartermaster, U. S. Transport Logan, Jan. 9, 1899 to July 26, 1899; fitting transports at Seattle, Wash., to Oct. 27, 1899, and in charge of animal transport, Port Stephens, Seattle to Manila, till Jan. 29, 1900; Assistant to Depot Quartermaster, Manila, and Purchasing Quartermaster at Hong Kong, China, till July 13, 1900; at Taku, China, as Depot Quartermaster, and as Chief Quartermaster on Staff of General Chaffee, during Boxer uprising, July 30, 1900.

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, April 20, 1901)

— Depot Quartermaster at Pekin, China, from Sept. 18, 1900 to Dec., 1901; in charge of Schuylkill Arsenal, Philadelphia, to June, 1902.

(Resigned, Dec. 15, 1902)

Civil History. — Engaged in Leather business at Williamsport, Maryland.

Vol. VI
p428
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Joseph Charles Byron, Born Nov. 2, 1860.)

Military History. —

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, Nov. 12, 1898.

Major and Qr. Mr., U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 27, 1900.

Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, April 20, 1901.

Resigned, Dec. 15, 1902.

Civil History. — At Williamsport, Md., engaged in leather business as member of firm of W. D. Byron and Sons, since 1902; served as Chairman, Leather Equipment Committee, Council of National Defense, May to August, 1917; member of the Hide and Leather Control Board in Quartermaster Corps, Aug. 15, 1917, to Sept. 21, 1918, and member of War Industries Board in same capacity; Chief of Leather-Rubber Branch of the Clothing and Equipage Division, Purchase, Storage and Traffic, Sept. 21, 1918, to June 15, 1919; Chairman of Claims Board, Office of Director of Purchase, June 15, 1919, to ––––

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in connection with the supply service of the Army during the World War. By his p429individual efforts he made possible the accomplishment of that portion of the supply program that depended for success upon the supply of hides and leather."

Vol. VII
p238
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, Nov. 12, 1898.

Resigned, Dec. 15, 1902.

p239 Civil History. — At Williamsport, Md., engaged in leather business as member of firm of W. D. Byron and Sons, since 1902; served as Chairman, Leather Equipment Committee, Council of National Defense, May to Aug., 1917; member of the Hide and Leather Control Board in Quartermaster Corps, Aug. 15, 1917, to Sept. 21, 1918, and member of War Industries Board in same capacity; Chief of Leather-Rubber Branch of the Clothing and Equipage Division, Purchase, Storage and Traffic, Sept. 21, 1918, to June 15, 1919; Chairman of Claims Board, Office of Director of Purchase, June 15, 1919, to July, 1920; President, The Hagerstown Shoe and Legging Company, Feb., 1922, to ––––

Address: Hagerstown, Md.

Vol. VIII
p72
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Capt., Asst. Q. M., Nov. 12, 1898.

Resigned, Dec. 15, 1902.

Civil History: — President, the Hagerstown Shoe and Legging Company, Feb., 1922 to Feb. 5, 1932.

Died, Feb. 5, 1932, at Hagerstown, Md.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1932.º

Buried, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Byron's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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