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Confederate (CSV)


Edward King Bryan

(1835 - 1916)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest 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 & notes

Biographical information and his presence in Maryland from the Military History1. Further details from family genealogists.


07/06/1835; New Bern, NC


04/09/1916; New Bern, NC; burial in 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]