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Confederate (CSV)


John M. Guyther

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Martin County, NC, he enlisted as Private in Battery K of the 2nd North Carolina Light Artillery on 2 April 1862 and transferred to Company H, First North Carolina Infantry on 27 May.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 3 January 1863 and First Lieutenant on 15 June. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and held briefly at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC, then sent to Fort Delaware in June. In August, one of the "Immortal 600", he was transferred to Charleston, SC, then Hilton Head, SC and, in October, to Fort Pulaski, Ga. He was returned to Fort Delaware in March 1865 and took an oath of allegiance and was released on 16 June 1865.

After the War

In 1893 he was granted relief by the state legislature to be a peddler without having to pay a license fee.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3.


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 26301]