Bryan's Company, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
- Organized during the summer of 1862.
- It served with the Army of Western Virginia and in December contained 4 officers and 116 men.
- Later the unit was assigned to McCausland's Brigade, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.
- It sustained 5 casualties in the fight at Cloyd's Mountain, and in December 1864, attached to J. F. King's Battalion of Artillery, served with Early in the Shenandoah Valley.
- The battery disbanded during the spring of 1865.
- Captain Thomas A. Bryan was in command.
- AKA - Lewisburg (W. Va.) Artillery or Monroe Artillery
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.