1863 Civil War Diary of Cornelius Byington. In the diary, he describes the status of his regiment, the siege of Vicksburg, and burning railroads and homes (July 18, 1863).
Military Service Note
Byington, Cornelius. Battle Creek. Entered service in company C, Second Infantry, at organization, as Captain, May 10, 1861, at Battle Creek, for 3 years, age 39. Commissioned Major April 25, 1861. Mustered May 25, 1861. Commissioned Major July 26, 1862. Died Dec. 11, 1863, from wounds received in action at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1863, while in command of and gallantly leading his regiment in the assault on the enemy's works.