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William M. Bryan
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Birth: 1841
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1862
Prairie Grove
Washington County
Arkansas, USA

William was the son of John Milton Bryan and Charlotte G. Wright.
He is listed at home with his family in the 1860 census of Goshen, Stark County, Illinois.

Private in Company B, 37th Illinois Infantry. Died from a shot in the head at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. He was mess mate of Norman Henry Ives who kept the photo at right of William all his life with the note "The finest and best Christian boy I ever knew".

His marker may be a memorial rather than his actual burial site. A couple of sources state that William was buried at Prairie Grove, rather than at Lafayette Cemetery. Fraker's Grove, a book written about Lafayette, states that William is buried at Prairie Grove. The Lafayette 150 year 1986 Sesquintennial also states he is buried at Prairie Grove, while the Lafayette Cemetery Listings show him in Lot A-314.
Wikipedia states the soldiers remains were removed from the battlefield cemeteries of Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove to Fayetteville National Cemetery, most of them unidentified. 
Family links: 
  John Milton Bryan (1814 - 1862)
  Charlotte G Wright Bryan (1823 - 1865)
  William M. Bryan (1841 - 1862)
  Ann V Bryan Hamilton (1847 - 1908)*
  Albert L Bryan (1857 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Lafayette Cemetery
Stark County
Illinois, USA
Plot: A-314
GPS (lat/lon): 41.10664, -89.98324
Created by: Carl Bennett
Record added: Jan 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64778692
William M. Bryan
Added by: Carl Bennett
William M. Bryan
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William M. Bryan
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