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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II
p261
1277

(Born N. C.)

Francis T. Bryan

(Ap'd N. C.)

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Francis Theodore Bryan: Born April 11, 1823.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22‑23, 1847, where he was wounded; as Asst. Top.

(Bvt. First Lieut., Feb. 23, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

Engineer of the Department of Texas, 1848‑52, being engaged in Explorations of the State, — and in a Skirmish with Apache Indians in New

(Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, Apr. 24, 1851)

Mexico, Aug. 16, 1849; on leave of absence, 1852‑53; as Asst. Top. Engineer on the Survey for a Ship Canal across the Isthmus of Florida, 1853‑54, and in making Maps thereof at Washington, D. C., 1854‑55; in

(First Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1855)

charge of Military Roads in Kansas and Nebraska, 1855‑58;a on the Utah Expedition, 1858; as Asst. Top. Engineer on the Improvement of the Western Rivers, 1858‑59; as Astronomer to the Commission to determine the Boundary between the States of Virginia and Tennessee, 1859; and as Asst. Top. Engineer on the Improvement of the Western Rivers, 1859‑61.

Captain, Top. Engineers, July 1, 1860, for 14 Years' Continuous Service.

Resigned, June 10, 1861.

Civil History. — Residence, St. Louis, Mo.

Vol. IV
p66
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown. Residence, St. Louis, Mo.

Vol. V
p62
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Residence, St. Louis, Mo. — Has held no office, civil or military, since June, 1861.

Vol. VI
p50
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

Military History. —

Captain, Topographical Engineers, July 1, 1860.

Resigned, June 10, 1861.

Civil History. — He held no office, civil or military, since June, 1861.

Died, Oct. 24, 1917, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 94.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.


Thayer's Note:

a These "military roads" were in fact the Transcontinental Railroad: see details in J. D. Galloway, The First Transcontinental Railroad, p234.


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