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Pendleton BryanRoster ID 1058
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Pendleton Bryan, Class of 1862. Born- 12 May 1844. (Youngest antebellum Civil War alumnus for whom a birthday is known. Some records show the month of birth as April). Matriculated from Harrisonburg, VA. At VMI 16 days. Deserted from VMI and then dismissed August 1858. Military Record: With local company ("Valley Guards") to suppress John Brown raid in 1859. Unofficial source says he became a 2nd Lt in the company on 22 February 1861. Entered the Army on 18 April 1861 with company that became Company G, 10th Virginia. Wounded in action in the scalp at First Manassas where he took command of the company after other officers collapsed double-timing from the train to the battle. Resigned 21 August 1861, probably because he was not elected Capt. Unofficial sources indicate he served with Capt J.H. McNeill's Company, Virginia Cavalry (Partisan Rangers). (May have served in the first Company L, 62nd Virginia, commanded by McNeill until broken up in 1863). Unofficial source says he served for a time as a staff officer. Seems to have been the 21-yr old Pvt, Company F, 62nd Virginia whose only record shows he was paroled at Harrisonburg 2 May 1865. Post War Career: Lawyer, Public Official. Clerk of City of Hustings Court, clerk of common council 1868-1879. Mayor of Harrisonburg 1881-1886, commissioner in chancery 1870-1906, commissioner of county accounts 1901, jury commissioner, bail commissioner, magistrate of central district 1897-1906. Married Emma Lyon (or Lyons) in 1868. Died- 29 August 1906 in Harrisonburg,VA of "neuralgia of the heart." He is buried in Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg, VA.|