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Samuel H. M. Byers (1838–1933)

Byers, Samuel Hawkins Marshall. An American historical and descriptive writer; born in Pulaski, PA, July 23, 1838; died in 1933. During the Civil War he served in the Union army. He was taken prisoner; and while in prison, in Columbia, SC, wrote the famous song ‘Sherman’s March to the Sea.’ He was consul at Zürich, Switzerland, from 1869 to 1884, and consul-general to Italy in 1885. Among his works are: ‘Switzerland’ (1875); ‘History of Switzerland’ (1886); ‘Military History of Iowa’ (1888); ‘Complete Poems’ (1914).