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Andrew S. Bryant
Born (1841-03-03)March 3, 1841
Died October 6, 1931(1931-10-06) (aged 90)
Place of birth Springfield, Massachusetts
Buried at Springfield Cemetery
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company A, 46th Massachusetts Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Andrew S. Bryant (March 3, 1841 to October 6, 1931) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Bryant received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at New Bern, North Carolina on 23 May 1863.[1] He was honored with the award on 13 August 1873.[2][3]

BiographyEdit

Bryant was born on 3 March 1841 in Springfield, Massachusetts and enlisted into the 46th Massachusetts Infantry. He died on 6 October 1931 and his remains are interred at the Springfield Cemetery.[4]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

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.[3]

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