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BRYANT, ANDREW

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By his courage and judicious disposition of his guard of 16 men, stationed in a small earthwork at the head of the bridge, Bryant held in check and repulsed for a half hour a fierce attack of a strong force of the enemy, thus probably saving the city of New Bern from capture.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: Sergeant Major) Company A, 46th Massachusetts Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1863 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts

Citation

By his courage and judicious disposition of his guard of 16 men, stationed in a small earthwork at the head of the bridge, Bryant held in check and repulsed for a half hour a fierce attack of a strong force of the enemy, thus probably saving the city of New Bern from capture.