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Bryant Cason


Birth: 8 Dec 1842


Death: 21 Mar 1879


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Served in Company E, 49th Inf., Georgia as Pvt

Residence Wilcox County GA; Enlisted on 5/10/1862 as a Private. On 5/10/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. GA 49th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Wounded 8/29/1862 2nd Manassas, VA (Permanently disabled) * Hospitalized 2/28/1865 Augusta, GA * POW 4/20/1865 Macon, GA Other Information: died 3/20/1879 in Dooly County, GA Sources used: - Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Unit Details:
49th Infantry Regiment was organized in November, 1861, with men from Wilkinson, Telfair, Washington, Irwin, Laurens, Pierce, and Pulaski counties. After serving in Georgia and North Carolina, the regiment moved to Virginia. Here it was assigned to General J.R. Anderson's and E.L. Thomas' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 49th took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, fought in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River, and was involved in the Appomattox operations. It reported 68 casualties at Second Manassas and 61 at Fredericksburg. The unit lost thirteen percent of the 280 at Chancellorsville and more than twenty-five percent of the 329 at Gettysburg. It surrendered with 8 officers and 103 men. Its field officers were Colonels John T. Jordan, A.J. Lane, and Samuel T. Player; Lieutenant Colonels Oliver H. Cooke, Seaborn M. Manning, Jonathon Rivers, and Wiley J. Williams; and Majors James B. Duggan, John A. Durham, and John H. Pate.






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Profile photo: Pvt Bryant CasonPvt Bryant Cason
8 Dec 1841 - 21 Mar 1879
Rock Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Vienna, Dooly County, Georgia

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