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William A. Ryan

Born: 1840

Birthplace: Alabama

Father: Martin K. Ryan 1809 – 1872
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Texas)​

Mother: Nancy C. Ryan 1819 – 1873
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Texas)​

Wife: Rosine Ryan

Civil War Career:

1862: Adjutant for 18th Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Major of 18th Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Arkansas Post​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chickamuga, Georgia​
1863 – 1865: Lt. Colonel of 18th Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee​
1864: Served in the Atlanta, Georgia Campaign​
1865: Commander of Granbury’s Brigade at Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina​
1865: Paroled by the Union Army on April 26th in Greensboro, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

Mercantile Businessman in Travis County, Texas​

Died:
July 15, 1886

Place of Death: Travis County, Texas

Age at time of Death: 45 or 46 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Texas
 
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William A. Ryan:
Born: 1840
Birthplace: Alabama
Father: Martin K. Ryan 1809 – 1872
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Austin Texas)
Mother: Nancy C. Ryan 1819 – 1873
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Austin Texas)
Wife: Rosine Ryan

Civil War Career:
1862: Adjutant for 18th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment
1862 – 1863: Major of 18th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment
1863: Participated in the Battle of Arkansas Post
1863: Served in the Battle of Chickamuga Georgia
1863 – 1865: Lt. Colonel of 18th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment
1863: Served in the Battle of Chattanooga Tennessee
1864: Served in the Atlanta Georgia Campaign
1865: Commander of Granbury’s Brigade at Battle of Bentonville N.C.
1865: Paroled by the Union Army on April 26th​ in Greensboro N.C.

Occupation after War:
Mercantile Businessman in Travis County Texas


Died:
July 15, 1886
Place of Death: Travis County Texas
Age at time of Death: 45 or 46 years old
Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery Austin Texas
Ryan was commander of the consolidated 17th/18th/24th/25th Texas Cavalry Regiment (all dismounted infantry), part of Deshler's/Smith's/Granbury's old brigade. The most famous member of this outfit has to be Captain Sam T. Foster of Company H, who would write one of the most well cited soldier accounts in the Army of Tennessee.
 
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