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Morgan, Byron D.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Pittsford, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/4/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. C, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1843, Pittsford, VT
Death: 06/09/1885

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Section 8
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary J., 7/19/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died in Aspinwall, Panama of yellow fever. See obituary

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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Obituary

The latest victims of the fever at Colon, are Charles Cheney and Byron Morgan of Rutland, Vt., the former a conductor and the later a locomotive engineer on the Panama Railroad. Two of the carpenters who recently came from New York to work on the wharves of Colon have also died, of the same disease. It is said that the late Mr. Hutchings had also suffered a severe attack of the disease, but was considered convalescent, and his death was attributed to "heart failure," superinduced by extreme weakness. Many deaths have occurred in Panama from the same cause, and over one hundred Columbian soldiers have succumbed to the disease in the last month.

Source: New York Sun, June 25, 1885

A telegram from Panama gives the bare information that both Charles Cheney and Byron Morgan died of yellow fever. There is a great deal of the disease at Colon, and sanitary reforms are loudly called for all over the isthmus. Over 100 Columbian soldiers have died of the fever in the last month, and the general condition of things is a sad one.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, June 26, 1885
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

10 Jun 1885, Wed Rutland Daily Herald (Rutland, Vermont) Newspapers.com