Private James M. Bryant was born at Gadsden County, Florida ca. 1831.
In 1860 he was living in the Tologee District of Gadsden County, Florida with his wife, Elizabeth, whom he married within the 12 months preceding the census, and three sons. He was by occupation a carpenter, with a personal worth of $100.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on June 22nd, 1862 at Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida as a substitute for James H. Gee, also of Gadsden County, Florida. He was present with the company from his enlistment through December 20th, 1863, and was promoted to 2nd Corporal between April 30th and July 9th, 1863. He was sent to the Atlanta Medical College Hospital at Atlanta, Georgia on December 20th, 1863 and died of unspecified illness the following day.
He is interred at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.