21 June 2009

In Community Cemetary

Francis M. Bryant
Company I
Third Wisconsin Infantry

No date of birth or death appears on the marker, nor does the place of death.

The dates on nearby markers provide clues that Francis Bryant gave his life during either the Spanish American War or World War I.

Thank you Francis Bryant.


  1. I found him in Google Books.

    It says he enlisted on 19 Apr 1861, was wounded at the Battle of Antietam and then transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps; although this book says he was transferred to the Invalid Corps.

    I could find anything else, but if he was from the Civil War but was buried next to people from the Spanish American/ First World War I'd assume he lived many years afterwards.

  2. @Jason - Thanks for the research. I think you may have found the right guy.

    The marker is in cemetary in Sandpoint, and many of the surrounding markers are just as old. A few larger family plots havemarkers dating from the early 1800s to 2008. We were told that the first white settlers arrived in the area in 1801, so the cemetary dates back nearly that far.


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