Edward King Bryan(1835 - 1916)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was deputy Collector of Customs for the Pamlico district, and 2nd Lieutenant in the Beauregard Rifles militia. He kept that rank when his unit mustered into Confederate service as Company I, 2nd North Carolina Infantry in 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg on the Maryland Campaign.
The remainder of the War:
He was at Fredericksburg in December 1862, then transferred to a new appointment as Adjutant of the 31st North Carolina Infantry (about January 1863), serving in South Carolina. His regiment later returned to Virginia, and he was wounded at Cold Harbor, VA on 1 June 1864. He surrendered with the 31st Infantry near High Point, NC on 1 May 1865.
After the War:
He was a cotton broker in New Bern, and chaired the Board of Education for Craven County for four years.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information and his presence in Maryland from the Military History1. Further details from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 07/06/1835 Place of Birth: New Bern, NC |
Death Date: 04/09/1916 Death Place: New Bern, NC Burial Place: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, NC
1 Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pp. 406, 407 [AotW citation 10101]
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