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John Arthur Bryan Papers, 1841-1872
Captain John Arthur (J. A.) Bryan was born in Cass County, Alabama. On August 31, 1861, at the age of 42, Bryan commanded 115 volunteers who made up Company I of the Third Texas Calvary Regiment. He was a farmer whose wealth measured $13,000 and he was the owner of 12 enslaved persons. Bryan opted to be discharged in mid May 1862 due to his age and aggravated inguinal hernia, at which time he returned home.
Hale, Douglas. The Third Texas Cavalry in the Civil War. United States: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.
The John Arthur Bryan Papers, 1841-1872, contain manuscript, typescript, and printed materials including a memorandum book, a Republican ticket list, survey field notes, receipts, legal papers, a muster roll, and other military papers.
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John Arthur Bryan Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells, June 2021.