Wednesday, January 19, 2011

John W. Guthrie

Lived before the war near Snider's Post Office, in Jefferson Township, Polk County, Iowa. "Was," says Captain Studer, "a very good and willing soldier; was in the battle of Shiloh, and fought well." Age, nineteen; a private; native of Ohio; enlisted Oct. 25, 1861; died of disease, at Keokuk, June 11,1862. "He bore," says Lieutenant Wilkins, "a good character in the company for morality and honesty. Nobody could dispute his good soldiership."

SOURCE: Leonard Brown, American Patriotism: Or, Memoirs Of Common Men, p. 216-7

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