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Goode Bryan

Goode Bryan
Born (1811-08-31)August 31, 1811
Hancock County, Georgia
Died August 16, 1885(1885-08-16) (aged 73)
Augusta, Georgia
Buried at Magnolia Cemetery Augusta, Georgia
Allegiance United States of America
Confederate States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
 Confederate States Army
Years of service 1834–1835; 1846–1847 (USA)
1861–1864 (CSA)
Rank 2nd Lieutenant (USA)
Major (USV)
Colonel (Alabama Militia)
Brigadier General (CSA)
Unit 5th U.S. Infantry
1st Alabama Volunteers (USV)
Commands held 16th Georgia Infantry
Bryan's Brigade

Mexican-American War
American Civil War

Goode Bryan (August 31, 1811 – August 16, 1885) was a planter, politician, military officer, and American Civil War general in the Confederate States Army. His brigade played a prominent role during the Battle of the Wilderness, fighting stubbornly until exhausting its ammunition.


  • Early life and career 1
  • Civil War 2
  • Postbellum activities 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life and career

Bryan was born in Virginia plantation owner. In 1859, their daughter Sarah was born.

Civil War

Bryan served as a delegate to the Union line near Little Round Top, but were recalled by Lt. Gen. James Longstreet. To his dying day, Bryan remained bitter, convinced that his men could have moved forward and won the battle.[1]

He was promoted to

  • "Goode Bryan".  

External links

  • Confederate States of America. Southern History of the War. Official Reports of Battles, as Published by Order of the Confederate Congress in Richmond. New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1863. OCLC 2638662.
  • Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher. Civil War High Commands. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3.
  • Evans, Clement A., ed. Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States History. 12 vols. Atlanta: Confederate Publishing Company, 1899. OCLC 833588.
  • Gottfried, Bradley M. Brigades of Gettysburg. New York: Da Capo Press, 2002. ISBN 0-306-81175-8.


  1. ^ CSA, Southern History of the War, p. 528.
  2. ^ Eicher, p. 149.


See also

Bryan died in Augusta and was interred in the city's Magnolia Cemetery, where six other Confederate generals are also buried.

After the war, with his health never again the same, Bryan lived a quiet life in Confederate Survivors Association, serving as the chairman of its first organizational meeting.

Postbellum activities


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