(1840 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Education: South Carolina Medical College
Branch of Service: Infantry
A recent medical school graduate, age 21, he enlisted on 5 May 1861 as a Private, Company I, 16th North Carolina Infantry. He was detailed on extra duty as a hospital steward in Big Spring, NC by August. In November 1861 (order dated 5 December) he transferred to Company C, 25th North Carolina Infantry as Apothecary. On 21 April 1862 he was commissioned Captain of Company G, 35th North Carolina Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and was later placed on the Roll of Honor for that battle.
The rest of the War
He was returned home by his slave/body servant George Mills and originally buried in the Methodist Churchyard in Hendersonville. He was reinterred in Oakdale Cemetery in 1923. Mills was present for that internment as well.
References & notes
More on the Web
See a 1923 photograph of George Mills and W.M. Bryson's casket in the Fairview Town Crier of 6 June 2011.
03/12/1840; Hendersonville, NC
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, NC