From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 960

GEN. EDWARD E. BRYANT was born in Milton, Chittenden Co., Vt., Jan. 10, 1836; lived there until he came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1857, locating at Janesville; was admitted to the bar in the fall of that year; in October of same year, removed to Monroe, Wis., and commenced the practice of law. In 1859, he purchased the Monroe Sentinel in connection with Gen. BINTIFF, ; in June 1861, he enlisted as a private in Co. C, 3d W.V.I.; was commissioned Sergeant Major before leaving the State; continued in service until Feb. 1866; was three years with the 3d serving as 1st Lieut. of Co. A.; and as Adjutant of the regiment; July 1, 1864, he was appointed Commissioner of Enrollment; was commissioned Lieut. Col. of the 50th W.V.I. in the winter of 1864 and 1865. After leaving the service he returned to Monroe. In the spring of 1868 he was appointed Adjt. Gen., and Private Sec. to Gov. Fairchild; was with him until Jan. 1872, since then has practiced law with Col. VILAS; was appointed by Gov. Ludington, Adjt. Gen. again in 1876, and is still retained in the same position; served one term in the Legislature as Chairman of Assembly Com., on Revision of Statutes, and assisted in publication of same; was appointed in connection with Col VILAS, to revise the Supreme Court Reports and Decisions (eighteen volumes); reported thirty-seventh volume himself. was married, at Monroe, June 29, 1859, to Louisa S. BOYNTON; she was born in Canada East; have four children - Elva L. Fronimay, Mertie and William Vilas. The Gen. is a Knight Templar.

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