BMG  ★  Pierce, Byron R.

Byron Root Pierce

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Born: September 20, 1829

Birthplace: East Bloomfield, New York

Father: Silas Pierce 1801 – 1880
(Buried: Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan)​

Mother: Mary Root 1801 – 1872
(Buried: Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan)​

Wife: Abbie Evans 1837 – 1917
(Buried: Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan)​

Occupation before War:

Wool Businessman in New York​
1856 – 1861: Dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain, Company K, 3rd Michigan Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Major of 3rd Michigan Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia​
1862: Acting Regimental Commander for Seven Days Battles​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 3rd Michigan Infantry Regiment​
1862: Acting Regimental Commander for 2nd Battle of Bull Run​
1862: He missed the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 3rd Michigan Infantry Regiment​
1863: Wounded in left hand, and right arm, Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Wounded below left knee losing his leg, 2nd Day of Gettysburg​
1863: Served in the Battle of Bristoe Station, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Mine Run, Virginia​
1863 – 1864: Commander of 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps​
1864: Wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia​
1864: Commander of 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps​
1864: Commander of 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers
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1864: Wounded on June 18th in front of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Sent to the hospital at city point, after being sick with diarrhea​
1865: Served in the Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox, Virginia​
1865: Brevetted Major General for Battle of Sayler’s Creek, Virginia​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on August 24th

Occupation after War:

Employee of United States Postal Service​
Active in Veterans Affairs​
Director of Michigan Soldier’s Home​
Successful Hosteler​

Died: July 10, 1924

Place of Death: East Grand Rapids, Michigan

Cause of Death: Myocarditis and nephritis for two years

Age at time of Death: 94 years old

Burial Place: Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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According to this profile of Pierce, He missed Fredericksburg and there is no mention about Antietam. However one biography states " he was promoted to colonel and commanded the regiment at Fredricksburg and at Chancellorsville".
 
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