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J.P. Bryan

J.P. Bryan

Confederate (CSV)


John Pleasant Bryan

(1841 - 1925)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Phillips' (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

From Cobb County, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th Georgia Infantry on 31 May 1861 in Atlanta and was slightly wounded in action at Manassas, VA on 21 July 1861. By August he was in a hospital in Charlottesville, VA and in October a hospital in Culpeper, VA. He was discharged there for disability on 13 December. He reenlisted, in Company M, Phillips' Legion Infantry Battalion, on 28 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held briefly at Fort Delaware, sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October, and exchanged there on 10 November. He was captured again, at Knoxville, TN on 29 November 1863 and sent to Louisville, KY, where he was ill with smallpox in December, then on to Camp Chase, OH. He took an oath of allegiance there in June 1864. He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA on 16 March 1865 and was furloughed home on 30 March with no further military record.

After the War

He lived in Cobb County to 1886 when he moved to Cullman County, AL, and was a farmer there.

References & notes

His service from Graham.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

See much more about Bryan and his Battalion in a bio sketch by Kurt Graham, source also of his picture, from a photograph provided by Julie Bright.


05/02/1841; Franklin County, GA


05/19/1925; in GA; burial in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hulaco, AL


1   Graham, Kurt D., Phillips Georgia Legion - Infantry Battalion, first accessed 20 September 2012, <>, Source page: /InfCoM.html  [AotW citation 22001]