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Confederate (CSV)


William Gaston Guess

(1832 - 1915)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at age 28 in Orange County, NC in Company C, 6th North Carolina Infantry on 1 May 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant to date from 16 May 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant on 15 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 and promoted to Captain that date.

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 4 May 1862. He was captured at Rappahannock Station, VA on 7 November 1863, and confined at Johnson's Island, OH until paroled on 13 June 1865.

After the War

He was a Doctor by his death in 1915.

References & notes

Basic information from Iobst1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.


01/18/1832; Orange County, NC


05/31/1915; Durham, NC; burial in Rose of Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery, Durham, NC


1   Iobst, Richard William, and Louis H. Manarin, Wade Lucas, The Bloody Sixth : the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, Raleigh: North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, 1965, pp. 320 - 335  [AotW citation 6324]