Andrew S. Bryant
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 46th Massachusetts Infantry. Awarded for action at New Bern, N.C.
May 23, 1863
By his courage and judicious disposition of his guard of 16 men, stationed in a small earthwork at the head of the bridge, held in check and repulsed for a half hour a fierce attack of a strong force of the enemy, thus probably saving the city New Bern from capture.