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Confederate (CSV)


James F. Guyton

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farmer, he enlisted on 30 April 1861 at Ripley as Private, Company A, 2nd Mississippi Infantry , date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and held at Point Lookout, MD. He was formally exchanged on 3 May 1864 and given a 30 day furlough, returning to duty on 20 July. He was wounded again, on 1 October 1864 (probably at Peeble's Farm near Petersburg, VA) and treated at the Brigade hospital. He was captured in action at Hatcher's Run, VA on 2 April 1865 and returned to Point Lookout where he was released on 12 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Further details from the Buseys.1


c. 1842


1   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 644  [AotW citation 21734]