- During the Red River campaign of 1864. Lieutenant Colonel Bryd served as the commander of the Fort DeRussy Garrison, with approximately 350 men. In March 1864, they were attacked by a division of Union infantry. Upon arriving at the fort, the enemy garrison of 350 men opened fire. Around 6:30 pm, the Union commander ordered a charge on the fort and about twenty minutes later, they scaled the parapet, which forced Lt. Col. Byrd to surrender his command.
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