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Unit Type

5th Alabama Infantry Battalion (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: James Daniel BryantRank: Private Company: B

James D. Bryant (age 22) enlisted in the 5th Alabama Infantry Battalion, Company B (Calhoun Sharpshooters) in August 1861 and served in Virginia on into 1862. Due to illness or injury he was discharged and returned to Alabama that year. He then enlisted as a private in the 51st Alabama Cavalry, Company D, which was in Joe Wheeler's command in the Army of Tennessee. James Bryant was wounded at Chickamauga, but recovered and served with this unit for the rest of the war. He was the brother of Augustus W. Bryant in the 5th Alabama Battallion (they went to Virginia together) and he later served with his younger brother Alfred Bryant in the 51st Alabama Cavalry. After the war, James Bryant returned to his home in Alexandria in Calhoun County, Alabama, married, and had a long career as a farmer. He died there on June 20, 1923.

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Contact Name: George H. McCluskey
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