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army officer

George Logan Byram, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross “for extraordinary heroism in action,” at Las Guasimas, Cuba. Member Military Order of Caraboa.

Background

Byram, George Logan was born on January 19, 1862 in Noxubee Company, Mississippi, United States. Son of George and Sallie I. (Moseley) Byram.

Education

Student of University of Alabama, 1878-1881. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1885.

Career

1 daughter, Cornelia (wife of John E. Lewis, United States of America). Commissioned Second lieutenant 1st Cavalry, June 14, 1885. Promoted through grades to colonel, and retired July 1916.

Participated in Sioux campaign, 1890-1891. In operations against Apache Kid, 1893. Duty with Colorado National Guard, 1893-1897.

Wounded in battle at Las Guasimas, Cuba, June 24, 1898. Recommended for Medal of Honor by Major James M. Bell, 1st Cavalry. Acting judge advocate Department of the Colorado, 1898-1899.

In Philippines, 1899-1903. Acting inspector general, January-July 1901. Quartermaster 6th Cavalry, 1901-1905.

Participated in expedition against renegade Utes, from Utah, in South Dakot and Montana, 1906. Again in Philippines, 1907-1910. Commanded expedition which annihilated Jikiri’s band of Moro pirates, July 4, 1909.

On Mexican border different periods, 1914-1915. Recalled to active duty September 1, 1917, as commandant War Prison Barracks Northern 3, Fort Douglas, Utah.

Membership

Member Military Order of Caraboa.

Connections

Married Jane Lockhart Skiles, January 23, 1889.

father:
George Byram

mother:
Sallie I. (Moseley) Byram

spouse:
Jane Lockhart Skiles