|Birth||Nov. 10, 1844|
|Death||Jan. 28, 1939|
|Unit||75th Illinois Infantry, Company I|
Corporal David Bryson
Company I, 75th Illinois Infantry
Bryson was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1844. He was residing in Hopkins (Whiteside County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 8, 1862. Bryson was mustered on September 2, 1862. Bryson was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty. He served about 33 months before being discharged on June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
The 75th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Dixon, Illinois on September 2, 1862. During Bryson’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862). Regimental losses were 41 killed and 11 wounded.
Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30, 1862=January 3, 1863).
Siege of Chattanooga (TN) (September 24-November 23, 1863).
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Assault on Kenesaw (GA) (June 27, 1864).
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Bryson died on January 28, 1939 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Parkview Cemetery in Hastings (Adams County), Nebraska. Bryson was a member of the Strickland Post (#13) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hastings.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.