Pvt John Pleasant Bryan

Pvt John Pleasant Bryan

Birth
Death 19 May 1925 (aged 84)
Burial Hulaco, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 18640667 · View Source
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Private John Pleasant Bryan
Company I (The Cobb Mountaineers)
of the 7th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

John Pleasant Bryan was born May 2, 1841 in Franklin County, Georgia to Robert R Bryan and Susan Scull Bryan.
His records indicate that he almost immediately encountered physical and/or health problems. The examining physician notes that he has been hospitalized for the previous 60 days with synovitis of both knees and will be unfit for duty for many months. John returned home to Cobb County, and had recovered sufficiently to reenlist in one of three new companies (L, M & O) being added to the Phillips Legion Infantry Battalion during the spring of 1862. He enlists in Company M (formed of men from Cobb County) on April 28, 1862. After spending a short time in a training camp at Barnesville, Ga the three new companies were sent to Camp Pritchard, Beaufort County, South Carolina to join the six veteran companies (A-F) of the Legion's Infantry Battalion. On June 8, 1862, the three new companies and veteran companies B and C were sent to Camp Elzey near Hardeeville, Jasper County, S.C. It appears that by now John Bryan had become a hardened Confederate veteran. He had passed through several hard fought actions and been captured and incarcerated, albeit briefly, in a Federal prison. His records do not show any hospitalization during late 1862 and early 1863, further indication that he had moved beyond the physical ailments that troubled him during his first enlistment in 1861.
John would marry Salemma Mitchell in Cobb County, Georgia in 1869. They would have fourteen children, eleven of whom survived past childhood. In 1886 they moved to Cullman County, Alabama. His homestead papers are dated 1896. The original log house they lived in is still standing, along with an addition put on at a later date. John farmed, attended the Methodist church and maintained an active interest in politics.
He passed away just after his 84th birthday on May 17th, 1925

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 18640667
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Pleasant Bryan (2 May 1841–19 May 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18640667, citing Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hulaco, Morgan County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .