b. 03/03/1841 Springfield, Massachusetts. d. 06/10/1931 Springfield, Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/05/1863 New Bern, North Carolina.
Bryant was born on 3 March 1841 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He joined the Army from Springfield in August 1862, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1863.
Bryant died on 6 October 1931 and his remains are interred at the Springfield Cemetery.
By his courage and judicious disposition of his guard of 16 men, stationed in a small earthwork at the head of the bridge, held in check and repulsed for a half hour a fierce attack of a strong force of the enemy, thus probably saving the city New Bern from capture.
BURIAL LOCATION: SPRINGFIELD CEMETERY, SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.
Section 17, R-11