James or George Hayward was born about 1820.
James was 39 years old and probably residing in Ionia County when he enlisted as a Musician in Company K on May 13, 1861. He allegedly deserted on July 23, 1861, at Arlington, Virginia.
There is no further record, and no pension seems to be available.
James may have reentered the service a second time in the 15th Michigan Infantry, although this remains unconfirmed.
Or, he may have entered the 6th Michigan Cavalry but this cannot be confirmed either.
See James C. Hayward of the 6th Michigan Cavalry.