Bryant Collins, Murdered by Confederates

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Bryant W Collins was born about 1814 in North Carolina. He and his wife, Mary Morgan, lived in southeastern Kentucky and had at least 11 children. At the outset of the American Civil War, his sons embodied the “brother vs. brother” narrative, with three of his sons signing up as Union soldiers and one son volunteering with their neighbors for the Confederacy (another son would join the Confederacy near the end of the…