Allen McKinley "Mack" Bryant (about 1843 - May 4, 1875) served as a sergeant in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.
"Mack" Bryant was born about 1843 in Yancey County, North Carolina to Elisha and Elizabeth (Bailey) Bryant. He married Martha Harrison (1845-1916) with whom he had at least four children.
Civil War service
Bryant first enlisted as a private in Company B, 29th North Carolina Infantry on March 11, 1862 in Yancey County. He was captured on July 13, 1863 at Yazoo City, Mississippi and paroled by order of Major General Francis J. Herron. Bryant changed his allegiance and enlisted as a private in Company M, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry on September 23, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 15, 1864 at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was transferred to Company B on June 1, 1864 per Regimental Order No. 8 and promoted to corporal. Bryant was promoted to sergeant on January 1, 1865.
He is described as 20 years old, 5' 8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.
Bryant is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived.
Bryant mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $33.04 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.
Bryant died May 4, 1875 in Greene County, Tennessee and is buried at Ealey Cemetery in Mosheim, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on June 30, 1880.
- This cemetery is reported as being on "once-disputed" land, that the headstones were moved, and the exact location of the cemetery has been lost. However, a photo of his government-issued headstone shows that it survived whatever dispute is involved with the cemetery.