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L. Guild

L. Guild

Confederate (CSA)


LaFayette Guild

(1826 - 1870)

Home State: Alabama

Command Billet: Medical Director, ANV

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: Army of Northern Virginia


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Appointed Assistant Surgeon, US Army, 2 March 1849. Listed as Asst Surg at the Presidio, San Fransisco in 1857. Resigned US Army 01 Jul 1861 (or dismissed, from the Federal point of view).

On the Campaign

Surgeon Guild was probably at Warrenton or perhaps Gordonsville, VA during the Maryland Campaign, supervising care of the wounded from the fighting earlier in the summer. Gen Lee mentions this in a note to President Davis on Sept 13:

"Dr. Guild, the medical director, with detachments from each brigade, was left upon the field [of Manassas] and all the wounded committed to his care. All the means of transportation at our command were given to him, including the wagons, with directions that the wounded must receive the first attention and be sent to Warrenton. They were ordered to be forwarded thence to Gordonsville as fast as possible, and as they were able to bear the transportation..."

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.; also, see Gravesite. His picture above from an original quarter-plate daguerreotype in the collection of the Museum of the Confederacy, found online at the Encyclopedia of Virginia.


1826 in AL


7/4/1870; San Francisco, CA; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Tuskaloosa, AL