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G.C. Guthrie

G.C. Guthrie

Confederate (CSV)


George Claiborne Guthrie

(12/30/1835 - 1912)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 26 year old carpenter from Alamance County, he enlisted as Private, Company E, First North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862 in Wake County. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 September 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the other thigh, and captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and at a US Army hospital in Washington, DC until transferred to the Old Capitol Prison there on 5 June. He was paroled and sent to City Point, VA on the 10th and was in a hospital in Williamsburg, VA on the 12th. He was furloughed on 6 July 1863. He was captured again, at Spotsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864, a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD, then transferred to Elmira, NY on 6 August. He was sent to James River, VA for exchange on 2 March 1865, in a hospital in Richmond on the 7th, and furloughed home on 9 March 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was a "wood workman" at Newlin in Alamance County, NC. He was listed as a mechanic there in 1900 and a farmer in 1910.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his photograph, from Glenn A. Moore.


12/30/1835 in NC


07/30/1912; in NC; burial in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Saxapahaw, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26300]