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Confederate (CSV)


William R. Bryant

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company K, 18th Mississippi Infantry on about 1 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the knee and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. His kneecap was fractured.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated at the lower third of his thigh by a Federal surgeon at a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg on 18 September, and his surgeon reported he was "doing well" and likely to survive on 1 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and medical details from Fisher.1


c. 1844


1   Fisher, Geoge Jackson, MD, Report of Fifty-seven Cases of Amputations ... after the Battle of Antietam, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1863-01-01, Table 1  [AotW citation 21396]