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J.F. Bryant

J.F. Bryant

Federal (USV)


John F. Bryant

(1824 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 36, he was "employed by the Henry Ward in the manufacture of shook" (wooden box parts) and was living in West Bethel when he mustered as Private, Company I, 5th Maine Infantry on 24 June 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Adjutant General.1 Details from War Reminiscences of the Bethel Company, Company I, Fifth Maine Regiment, an article in the Bethel News of 13 January 1897; transcribed online from the Bethel Historical Society. His gravesite and memorial (in South Dover Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft, ME) are on Findagrave; he could be buried in either place. His picture from a CDV in the Bangor Public Library.


03/12/1824; Limerick, ME


09/14/1862; Crampton's Gap, MD; burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, ME


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 127  [AotW citation 20786]