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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Timothy M. Bryan

(Ap'd Pa.)


Timothy Matlack Bryan, Jr.: Born Mar. 3, 1832, Philadelphia, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1855.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1855‑56, — Ft. Snelling,

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, Aug. 25, 1855)

Min., — Expedition to the Red River of the North, 1856, — and Ft. Snelling, Min., 1856.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1857.

Civil History. — Merchant, New York city, 1857‑60, — and Boston, Mas., 1860‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July‑Aug.,

(Lieut.‑Col., 12th Massachusetts Volunteers, Jan. 26, 1861)

1861; in guarding the Upper Potomac, and in Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, Aug., 1861, to Aug., 1862; and in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Cedar  p632 Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, — Action of Thoroughfare Gap, Aug. 27, 1862, — Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862, — and Battle of Chantilly, Sep. 1, 1862.

Resigned, Oct. 7, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑64: in command

(Colonel, 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers, Dec. 24, 1862)

of Regiment at Fairfax C. H., Va., covering the approaches to Washington, D. C., Jan.‑May, 1863, — and in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June to July, 1863, being engaged in the Action of Hanover, June 30, and Hunterstown, July 2, 1863, — Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, — and several Skirmishes; on sick leave of absence, July‑Aug., 1863; at Riker's Island Draft Rendezvous, N. Y., Aug. 21 to Nov. 5, 1863; in command of Regiment at Stevensburg, Va., Nov., 1863, to Mar. 64; in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, Mar., 1864; in Remounting his command at Giesborough Point, D. C., May‑June, 1864; in command of Detachment of Cavalry Corps (Army of the Potomac), in the Richmond Campaign, June‑July, 1864, being engaged in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sheridan's Raid towards Charlottesville, and return to Jordan's Point, on the James River, June 7‑28, 1864, participating in several Skirmishes; sick, July‑Aug., 1864; and as President of Board to Inspect all Enlisted Men in the Military Hospitals in the State of Indiana, Aug. 24 to Dec. 22, 1864.

Honorably Discharged on Account of Disability, Dec. 29, 1864.

Civil History. — Geologist and Scientist, Vincentown, N. J., 1864‑81.

Died, Apr. 8,​a 1881, at Vincentown, N. J.: Aged 49.

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) reads April 9.

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