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View Tree for Morgan R BryanMorgan R Bryan (b. May 1824, d. 27 May 1902)

Morgan R Bryan (son of James Bryan and Mary)2167, 2168, 2169, 2169, 2169, 2169, 2169, 2169, 2169, 2169, 2170 was born May 1824 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2171, 2172, 2172, 2172, 2172, 2172, 2172, 2173, 2174, and died 27 May 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2175. He married Elizabeth Calmus on 25 Apr 1849 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2175, daughter of Dietrich Koehlmoos and Sallamia Haselbach.

 Includes NotesNotes for Morgan R Bryan:
Morgan Bryan served in Mexican War. Enlisted July 22, 1846 in the Ordinance Department. Mustered at Allegheny Arsenal, PA August 31, 1846. Transferred to Point Isabel, Texas. Served at Fort Pope. Should be listed as Fort Polk in Cameron County Texas located at Point Isabel. This fort was quite important as a supply base and subsequently had many wagooners. Transferred to Allegheny Arsenal, Pa February 12, 1849. Discharged April 17, 1849. Position of carriage maker. Sold land warrant. Salary of $7 per month for private. They were required to buy their own clothes and received $36 per year clothing allowance

1860 census name appears as Morgan Brian
1870 census appears in Historic Pittsburgh if queried under first name Morgan does not appear in Ancestry
1880 census mother born in Pennsylvania father born in Ireland

Franklin Repository, February 15, 1865

(Column 1)
Summary: Announces Gov. Curtin's pardon of Lieut. Morgan S. Bryan, convicted of shooting Frank Jones and sentenced to the Eastern Penitentiary.

Morgan R. Bryan found guilty of manslaughter in death of Frank Jones. 4/18/1864

Served six months in the Eastern Penitentiary Philadelphia, PA

Undertaker - James Sowris (sp?) address 1501 Beaver Ave.

Tombstone inscription from Union Dale Cemetery section reserved for Civil War Vets
Union Dale Cemetery 2200 Brighton Road Pittsburgh, PA 15212

1870 census value of real estate owned $500

Per 1870 census both parents of Morgan Bryan were born in the United States

Per 1900 census both parents of Morgan Bryan were born in Ireland

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Tablet #37
Pittsburgh, PA

Database: American Civil War Regiments


Regiment Information
Regiment: 7th Infantry Regiment PA
Date Mustered: 29 July 1861
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
(Three months)

THE Seventh regiment was recruited under the order of
Governor Curtin, in obedience to the proclamation of the
President. The companies rendezvoused at Camp Curtin, and the
regiment was organized by Adjutant General Biddle, on the 22d
of April. The following were the field officers elected and
commissioned: Wm. H. Irwin, of Lewistown, (then at Washington,
a private in the ranks of the Logan Guards,) Colonel. Oliver E.
Rippey, of Pittsburg, Lieutenant Colonel; F. P. Robinson, of
Pittsburg, Major. Henry R. Myers was appointed Adjutant.

The regiment, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Rippey,
proceeded by rail to Chambersburg, on the 23d of April, and
encamped near the town, where it was joined soon after by
Colonel Irwin, who assumed command. Regular drills were
ordered, and continued while the weather would permit, but were
seriously interrupted on the 28th, when it rained and snowed
heavily. Some difficulty having been experienced in securing
good and sufficient rations, Colonel Irwin requested that they
should be supplied in bulk, and caused vegetables to be
purchased and issued, and the bread barred by contract. On the
8th of May, shoes and clothing were issued by the regimental
Quartermaster. Strict discipline was enforced and regular
battalion drills and dress-parade were held, the quarters were
thoroughly policed, and close attention paid to the cleanliness
and health of the men.

On the 15th of May the regiment left camp and marched to
Chambersburg, where, on being drawn up on the public square, it
was presented by the ladies of the town with a national flag,
which was received on behalf of the regiment by Lieutenant
Colonel Rippey in an appropriate speech. This ceremony over,
the regiment marched some four miles into the country to
accustom the troops to the march. These marches were frequent
and very useful. The utmost kindness was shown to both
officers and men, by the people of Chambersburg and vicinity.
During the last days of May, several regiments of infantry, and
on the first of June a battalion of cavalry, reaches
Chambersburg. Soon after, Major General Robert Patterson and
Major General George Cadwalader and staffs arrived, followed
by artillery and a large wagon train, all indicating that
an active campaign up the Shenandoah valley was soon to open.

The Seventh regiment was assigned to the 3d Brigade of the
1st Division. The Brigade struck tents on the 8th of June, and
commenced the forward movement, long looked for and earnestly
desired, and occupied a position on the first night near the
town of Greencastle. Resuming the march on the following
morning, it moved to Camp Williams, where the regular drill was
resumed, and the Seventh regiment was taught to form square
against cavalry. Remaining until the 14th, the Brigade again
struck tents, and moving through Hagerstown, again went into
camp near St. James, College, and soon after advanced to
Williamsport. Late in the evening of the 19th of June, an
alarm was raised, and the long roll called the whole Brigade to
arms, the line of battle being quickly and quietly formed; but
beyond distant picket firing nothing further was heard.

On the 25th, the rebel cavalry attacked some union
soldiers who had ventured across the river, but were repulsed,
loosing six men and three horses. General Scott had directed
General Patterson, if equal or superior in number, to cross the
river and attack the enemy. As yet, the command was unprovided
with artillery; but as more explicit orders were received to
advance, at early dawn on the 2d of July, the troops commenced
fording the Potomac, and by eight o'clock the whole army was in
motion, the air ringing with the exultant shouts of the men.
The march was continued to Martinsburg. Private property
was respected, but the contents of an extensive flouring mill,
containing a large amount of grain and flour, the owner thereof
being a captain in the rebel army, were, by general order,
confiscated for the use of the army. There was also captured,
and staved, one hundred and fifty barrels of whiskey.

The cheering news, of the successes of General M'Clellan
in West Virginia, reached the army of the Shenandoah on the 4th
of July, the anniversary of Independence. A national salute was
fired, which served the double purpose of celebrating the
ancient renown, and the latest triumph. On the 7th, Captain
Gerard and Lieutenant Enright, with fifteen men, advanced about
a mile beyond our picket line and captured and brought in three
of the enemy's pickets with rifles, revolvers, sabres, and
three horses. The regiment moved with the brigade to Bunker
Hill, and thence to Charlestown, where it went into camp near
the town. Six companies, under command of Colonel Irwin and
Major Robinson, were detached from the regiment, and ordered to
make a reconnaissance in the direction of Winchester. Leaving
camp at midnight, they advanced about six miles, and came to a
point where a rebel vidette had been posted the day previous,
but was then withdrawn. Returning to camp, Colonel Irwin
reported the enemy's videttes withdrawn, and expressed the
opinion that the enemy were falling back towards Winchester,
which opinion, subsequent events proved to be correct. Marching
to Keyes, ford, on the Shenandoah river, where an attack upon
our rear was feared, General Williams sent out a scouting party,
which crossed the ford and examined the right bank of the river
for a considerable distance, and reported that there was no sign
of any enemy in that direction.

The term of service being about to expire, the Seventh was
ordered by General Patterson to march to Hagerstown, and thence
go by rail to Harrisburg to be mustered out of service. At two
o'clock A. M., of the 22d, the regiment, about seven hundred
strong, with eleven heavily loaded wagons, left camp for
Shepherdstown, where it crossed the Potomac at a new ford, the
roads leading to it being constructed under the supervision of
Major Robinson,and over which the heavily laden wagons were
taken with great difficulty. Marching by way of Sharpsburg to
Hagerstown, the regiment moved thence to Harrisburg, where the
companies were ordered to their original rendezvous for pay and
muster out of service

Source: The Union Army, vol. 1

Battles Fought

Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp. American Civil War Regiments. [database on-line] Provo, UT:, 1999-. Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.
Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 - Historical Data Systems Inc.P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364

Database: American Civil War Soldiers


Name: Morgan R Bryan ,
Enlistment Date: 23 April 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Pennsylvania
Unit Numbers: 2347 2347
Service Record: Enlisted as a Lieutenant 1st Class on 23 April 1861
Commission in Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 23 April 1861.
Mustered out Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 29 July 1861 in Harrisburg, PA

Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp. Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers. [database online] Provo, UT:, 1999-. Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.
Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 - Historical Data Systems Inc.P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364

Residences listed from Mexican War Pension Claim
1848-1849 Liberty St Pittsburgh
1849-1850 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh
1850 -1851 Point St Pittsburgh
1851-1853 (?) field St. Pittsburgh
1853-1857 Virgin Alley Pittsburgh
1857-1858 Liberty St Pittsburgh
on Ohio River to 1860
General Delivery PO Address Pittsburgh to 1883
as of 1890 number 101 Ohio Street Allegheny City, PA

per 1890 veterans schedule Morgan Bryan was living at 111 Ohio Street. He was suffering from rheumatism and a weak back caused by exposure in the army. It also states that he served in the Mexican War from June 1846 until February 1848

Morgan R. Bryan, an officer under General Patterson, faces trial for the murder of Frank Jones on Federal Hill.

Summarizes proceedings of the opening of the April court term. Hon. James Nill will preside as president, and James O. Carson, Esq., and W. W. Paxton, Esq., will be on the bench. Three capital cases are to be heard: Morgan R. Bryan for the killing of Frank. Jones in June, 1861; "Flora" for the shooting of Constable Unger last October; and a "negro" for the murder of an unknown man found in the limekiln belonging to William B. Gabby, Esq. The following were named jurors in the case of Morgan R. Bryan: Philip Karper, Malachl J. Brindle, T. J. McIlhenny, J. Deardorff, Peter Brindle, J. N. Brewer, Joshua Bender, Robert Clugston, Henry Snyder, Jacob Crider, Childerson Robinson, and John Gosborn. That case will be conducted for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by W. S. Stenger, Esq., District Attorney, and George Eyster, Esq. J. McD. Sharpe, Esq., F. M. Kimball, Esq., and William McLellan, Esq. will conduct the defense.

Reports on recent court cases. In the case of Commonwealth versus Morgan R. Bryan, the defendant was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Frank Jones at the home of George Eyster, Esq.

Morgan R Bryan was an orphan... born at Pittsburgh, PA, in 1824, per his Obituary, or 1827 per the 7th US Census of 1850, which lists him as Age, 23.

Morgan was raised and educated by Henry M. Murray, Cashier at the Exchange National Bank. The Bank, and Mr Murray's residence were located on Fifth Avenue (in downtown Pittsburgh), between Market Street (aka McMaster Way, and Wood Street.

Morgan was working in the Allegheny Arsenal, at 40th Street and Butler Streets, when the Mexican War began in 1846. He enlisted for one year, and served as a Carriage Maker, with Captain Harding, Ordnance Department, US Army. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant. in Company A, 7th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was discharged about 3 months later for physical reasons.

He married Elizabeth Calmus, April 25, 1849, about 8 months before her 16th birthday, and was living with Elizabeth's family at the time of the 7th US Census, in 1850.

Morgan and Elizabeth had 6 children, all girls.

Morgan was a Painter in 1856-57, a Riverman in 1858-59, a Steamboat Clerk in 1861-62, owner or employee of an Eating House at 41 Market Street in 1865, a Tavern Keeper at 149 Liberty (Ave ?) in 1870-71, and a Laborer in 1890, per Pittsburgh/Allegheny City Directories.

Morgan's Obituary says he conducted the Bar and Refreshment Stand at the old Drury Theater on 5th Avenue, near Wood Street, and he opened the Florence House at the foot of 5th Avenue. It also says he opened the Shakespeare Garden, a resort for Drivers, in East Liberty. His Obituary also says he was a member of the Duquesne Grays, and was one of the first members of The Vigilant Volunteer Fire Company.

Shortly after his daughter, Elizabeth Catherine, married Henry H. Erdenricher, Morgan and his wife, moved in with the young couple, and apparently became permanent guests. Morgan died at the home of his daughter, and son-in-law, on Manhattan Street, in Allegheny City, PA. He was buried with Civil War veterans, in the GAR plot (Grand Army of the Republic), at Union Dale Cemetery #3, Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA.

On Flag Day, June 14, 1998, a ceremony was held at the GAR cemetery site, to dedicate new headstones. It was the culmination of a two year project begun by a group of veterans to replace the original weathered, and un-readable markers.

DATE OF DEATH: 05/27/1902
(412) 321-0774

More About Morgan R Bryan:
Date born 2: May 1824, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.2176
Date born 3: May 1824, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.2176
Date born 4: Abt. 1827, Pittsburgh, PA.
Burial: 29 May 1902, Union Dale Cemetery.2177
Died 2: 27 May 19022178
Died 3: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA.
Died 4: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA, USA.2179
Died 5: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA, USA.2179
Died 6: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA, USA.2179
Died 7: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA, USA.2179
Died 8: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA, USA.2179
Died 9: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA, USA.2179
Died 10: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA, USA.2179
Died 11: 27 May 1902, Allegheny City, PA, USA.2179
Military 1: , , , Pennsylvania,.2180
Military 2: 18612181
Military service 1: 1 LIEUT, CO A, 7TH PA VOL INF, CIVIL WAR.2182
Military service 2: 1846, Private Mexican War.2182
Occupation 1: Bet. 1856 - 1857, Painter.
Occupation 2: Bet. 1858 - 1859, Riverman.
Occupation 3: Bet. 1860 - 1861, Steamboat Clerk.
Occupation 4: Bet. 1870 - 1871, Tavern Keeper 149 Liberty (Ave 7).
Occupation 5: 1890, Laborer.
Residence 1: 1900, 816 Manhattan Ave Pittsburgh, PA.2183
Residence 2: Pittsburgh, PA.2184
Residence 3: 1850, Pittsburgh Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.2185
Residence 4: 1850, Pittsburgh Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.2186
Residence 5: 1860, Pittsburgh Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.2187
Residence 6: 1880, Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.2188
Residence 7: Jun 1890, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.2189
Residence 8: 1900, Allegheny Ward 5, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.2190
Residence 9: 1900, Allegheny Ward 5, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.2191
Unknown-Begin: PA.2192

More About Morgan R Bryan and Elizabeth Calmus:
Marriage 1: 25 Apr 1849, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.2193
Marriage 2: 25 Apr 1845, Pittsburgh, PA.
Marriage 3: 25 Apr 1845, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.2194
Marriage 4: 25 Apr 1845, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.2194
Marriage 5: 25 Apr 18492194
Marriage 6: 25 Apr 1849, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.2194
Marriage 7: 25 Apr 1849, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.2194
Marriage 8: 25 Apr 1849, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.2194

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Morgan R Bryan and Elizabeth Calmus:

Married by Alderman Mazer (sp?)

Children of Morgan R Bryan and Elizabeth Calmus are:
  1. +Julia L Bryan, b. 1851, Pennsylvania2194, 2194, 2194, 2194, 2194, 2194, 2194, 2195, d. Aft. 1910, ?.
  2. Mary Bryan, b. 1853, Pennsylvania2196, d. Bet. 1870 - 1902.
  3. +Kathyrn Guthrie Bryan, b. 1854, Pennsylvania2196, 2197, 2197, 2197, 2197, 2197, 2197, 2197, 2198, d. 16 Nov 1963, Ross, Allegheny, PA2199, 2199.
  4. +Sara McCormack Bryan, b. 14 Sep 1857, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2200, 2201, 2201, 2201, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205, d. 28 Jul 1932, Ventnor City, New Jersey2206.
  5. Jane Bryan, b. 1860, Pittsburgh, PA, USA2207, d. Bet. 1870 - 1902, ?.
  6. +Elizabeth Catherine Bryan, b. 17 Oct 1863, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2208, 2209, 2209, 2209, 2209, 2209, d. 13 Aug 1937, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  7. Ann Bryan, b. 1865, Pennsylvania2210, 2211, 2211, d. Bet. 1880 - 1902, ?.
  8. Jennie Bryan, b. 1866, Pittsburgh, PA, USA2211, 2211, d. Aft. 1902.
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