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Alfred Bryant
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1837
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1922
Union County
Mississippi, USA

Alfred (often shown as Alford) enlisted, at age 22, in Captain Sappington's Calhoun Beauregards at Middleton, Calhoun County, Alabama, on Aug. 10, 1861. The company proceeded 100 miles to Huntsville, Alabama, where there is some evidence that it was first incorporated into Col. Joseph Wheeler's 19th Alabama Infantry as Co. I. Whether that is so or not, the company, having been mustered in on Sept. 23, 1861, became a part of a battalion of infantry variously known as Davis' Independent Battalion, Chadick's Battalion, and 2nd Battalion Alabama Volunteers. It was part of Braxton Bragg's coastal defenses, being stationed for a time at Camp Governor Moore at Halls Mills near Mobile. After most of Bragg's forces were ordered to Corinth, Mississippi, to join Albert Sydney Johnston's army, the 2nd Battalion (Davis' - Chadick's) was consolidated with the 5th Battalion (Golladay's) on April 3, 1862, and the Calhoun Beauregards became Company A of the 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment (Coltart's). Under that designation it went into the Battle of Shiloh as a part of Gladden's brigade. Later, authorities in Richmond determined that another regiment had been designated the 26th Alabama Infantry (O'Neal's), which was serving in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. They subsequently renumbered Coltart's regiment the 50th Alabama Infantry. Many current sources list it as the 26/50th Alabama Infantry. Records indicate that Alfred was with the unit when Bragg invaded Kentucky later in 1862. Due to lack of further records, it is not known how long Alfred remained with the company, nor in what battles he fought. His twin brother, Alberry, was in the same unit, but died July 1, 1862, in Tupelo. "The unit fought at Shiloh, saw light action in Kentucky, and was then placed in Deas', G.D. Johnston's and Brantley's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It fought in many conflicts from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, spent the winter with Hood's campaign in Tennessee, and was active in North Carolina. At Shiloh, the regiment had 440 effectives, but because of causalties, sickness, and exhaustion, the number was fewer than 150 by the 2nd day. It lost 4 killed and 76 wounded at Murfreesboro, 16 killed and 81 wounded at Chickamauga, and totaled 289 men and 180 arms in Dec. '63. The regiment sustained 33 casualties in the Battle of Atlanta and was badly cut up at Franklin. Few survived to surrender in April '65."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Terrell Bryant (1813 - 1869)
  Charlotte Frances Reid Bryant (1817 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Elizabeth Phillips Bryant (1846 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Jane Bryant Bryant (1867 - 1944)*
  Joseph Henry Bryant (1870 - 1956)*
  Mary Etta Bryant Bryant (1873 - 1930)*
  Elsa Elizabeth Bryant Purvis (1876 - 1958)*
  Lula Bryant Rakestraw (1878 - 1964)*
  William Robert Bryant (1881 - 1915)*
  Emma Bryant Palmer (1886 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alfred Bryant (1837 - 1922)
  Alberry Bryant (1837 - 1862)*
  Susan E. Bryant Davis (1844 - 1933)*
  Daniel I. Bryant (1846 - 1909)*
  James Adolphus Bryant (1847 - 1936)*
  William Lewis Bryant (1852 - 1936)*
  Terrell Martin Bryant (1854 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ellistown Cemetery
Ellistown
Union County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Rick Bryant
Originally Created by: Darrell Rakestraw
Record added: Aug 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15464504
Alfred Bryant
Added by: Rick Bryant
 
Alfred Bryant
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
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