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Federal (USV)

Private

Caleb L. Bryant

(1842 - 1877)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 19 in Company I, 7th Ohio Infantry on 24 April 1861 for 3 months then for three years, same company, on 19 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the shoulder in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

No further military record found.

After the War

"... resided in Bellville for 16 years. He has been well known by everyone here, as a good citizen, honest and industrious, a man of fine feelings, broad information, of sterling character and ever true to his friends. He married Mrs. Mary E. Berry, Nov. 12th., 1872." He apparently killed himself while in Birmingham, AL with an overdose of morphine.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Additional information and quote above from an announcement in the Bellville Star of 13 January 1877, which says he died "from the effects of and abscess caused by a gun shot wound received during the late war." Further details in a clipping from the Calhoun Times of 13 January 1877, from the Calhoun-Gordon County Library Obituary File, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Birth

02/10/1842; New Castle, PA

Death

01/06/1877 Birmingham, AL

Notes

1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pp. 613, 641  [AotW citation 13076]