Sergeant | Private. Card numbers: 45962056 - then, same first 4 numbers with different last numbers: 2120, 2189, 2259, 2329, 2419, 2482, 6116, 6966; 699531, 46337010, 318295, 47066313, 47060549,23034(?), 47253049, 45999489. Number of medical cards-O, number of personal papers -O. Confederate Statement of Service Reference Slip - GA Com Pens - Robert B Bryan 1 Sgt Co B 25 Regt Ga Inf, 1 Sgt for Capt Martin L Bryan's Co Black Creek also known as 1 Co B, 2 Co D & 3 Co G 25 GA Inf, Enl Aug 10, '61 & appeared on roll Oct 31, '62 last on file - absent sick in Screven Co GA. P of W Records shows Robt B Bryan captured at Warren Co, also shown Clinton Co, Miss, July 10, also 9-'63 & recd at Ft Delaware Del Mar 22, 64 Nothing later found. (signed) FVJ, JED. 7-30-(19)15 - Arch Dir - anything later? (signed)SC, (and under that) S (Form ID was Form no. 447.1-A G O. Ed Apr. 15-'15-15,000)
Robert had a cousin with the same name, so we have to be careful about which is which. This Robert Burns is the original Robert Burns Bryan, b November 22, 1841, and had a son, Robert Burns Bryan, Jr, who settled in Wrightsville, Johnson Co, GA and the family is still present there.
Robert Burns Bryan's father was Lewis Martin Luther Bryan from Allendale (Barnwell Dist) SC who married Sarah Asenath HUMPHREYS in Allendale area. Lewis's stone, south of Sylvania, GA, only reads Martin Luther BRYAN because he went by the name "Martin". LML BRYAN was the son of Joseph BRYAN and Rebecca DEWEES BRYAN of Mock Orange Plantation in old Barnwell Dist. Joseph Bryan was the son of William BRYAN of Craven Co, NC and Barnwell Dist SC and his wife Elizabeth MOORE, dau of Thomas MOORE of Craven Co NC and Barnwell Dist., SC.
Judy Conant has published a book called "Escape from Ft Delaware" which includes a portion of his journal in which he describes his escape in wonderful detail. He and a couple of others stole a yankee sailboat and sailed it to land and then he walked the rest of the way back to Sylvania. He died before he was 50 because of poor health which began in Ft Delaware.
REF: EMAIL from Judy Canant (AslanJ@AOL.COM). Robert Bryan was the great grandfather of Judy's husband.