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William Harvey Guthrie

William Harvey Guthrie[1, 2]

Male Abt 1843 - 1864  (~ 21 years)

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  • Name William Harvey Guthrie 
    Born Abt 1843  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  District 1, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Gutherie, 7 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in home of Richard and Sarah Gutherie. He had attended school within the year. 
    • CENSUS: 1850 – District 1, Boyle County, Kentucky
      Richard H. Gutherie, 28 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer
      Sarah E. Gutherie, 28 years old, born in Kentucky
      * William Gutherie, 7 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      George Gutherie, 4 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      John W. Gutherie, 3 years old, born in Kentucky
      Elizabeth Gutherie, 6 months old, born in Kentucky
      Delphi Stewart, 58 years old, born in Virginia
      Mary C/E. Stewart, 9 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Will Gibson, 5 years old, born in Kentucky

    Federal Census:  1850 Boyle County, Kentucky
    Federal Census: 1850 Boyle County, Kentucky
    Residence 1860  District 2, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William H. Gutherie, 17 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in the home of R.H. and Sarah Gutherie. He had attended school within the year. 
    • CENSUS: 1860 Census – District 2, Mercer County, Kentucky
      (Neveda Post Office)
      R.H. Gutherie, 38 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer. Value of personal estate: 645
      Sarah Gutherie, 38 years old, born in Kentucky
      * William H. Gutherie, 17 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      George S. Gutherie, 15 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      John W. Gutherie, 12 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Richard H. Gutherie, 7 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      James B. Gutherie, 6 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Samuel L. Gutherie, 2 years old, born in Kentucky
      Oscar W. Gutherie, 4 years old, born in Kentucky
      Rachael L. Gutherie, 1 month old, born in Kentucky
    Federal Census:  1860 Mercer County, Kentucky
    Federal Census: 1860 Mercer County, Kentucky
    Military 1 Sep 1862  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's), C.S.A. Enlisted by G. Alexander 
    • The Second Kentucky Cavalry Regiment was organized in the spring and summer of 1862 using Morgan's Kentucky Cavalry Squadron as its nucleus. John Hunt Morgan formed the regiment from the remnants of his cavalry squadron - the Lexington Rifles after the Battle of Shiloh.
      The unit contained men from Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. It served in Morgan's Brigade and was active in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. Many were captured in the conflict at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863.

      First Commander: John Hunt Morgan (Colonel)

      Field Officers:
      James W. Bowles (Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel)
      John B. Castleman (Major)
      Basil W. Duke (Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel)
      John B. Hutcheson (Lieutenant Colonel)
      Thomas B. Webber (Major)


      Assignments:
      Morgan's Cavalry Brigade, Department of East Tennessee (July-November 1862)
      Morgan's Cavalry Brigade, Army of Tennessee (November-December 1862)
      Duke's Brigade, Morgan's Cavalry Division, Army of Tennessee (December 1862-March 1863)
      Duke's Brigade, Morgan's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee (March-July 1863)


      Battles:
      near Pulaski [skirmish] (May 1, 1862)
      Morgan's 1st Kentucky Raid (July 4-28, 1862)
      Tompkinsville (July 9,1862)
      Lebanon (July 12, 1862)
      Cynthiana (July 17, 1862)
      Morgan's Raid on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (August 1862)
      Kentucky Campaign (August-October 1862)
      Gallatin (August 12, 1862)
      Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Raid (October-November 1862)
      Lexington (October 18, 1862)
      Morgan's Christmas Raid (December 21, 1862-January 1, 1863)
      Muldraugh's Hill Trestle (December 28, 1862)
      Milton (March 20,1863)
      Snow's Hill (April 3, 1863)
      Horse Shoe Bottom (May 10, 1863)
      Morgan's Ohio Raid (July 2-26, 1863)
      Lebanon (July 5, 1863)
    • http://geocitiessites.com/Pentagon/Fort/2754/2ndKYCAVH.html
    William Harvey Guthrie Service Record 1
    William Harvey Guthrie Service Record 1a
    William Harvey Guthrie Service Record 2
    William Harvey Guthrie Service Record 3
    William Harvey Guthrie Service Record 4
    William Harvey Guthrie Service Record 5
    William Harvey Guthrie Service Record 6
    Confederate Flags
    Gabe Alexander
    2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regimental Flag
    Military 2 Sep 1862 
    WH Guthrie, Private, Company H, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, listed as present on company muster roll for September 1862 
    Confederate Flags
    Confederate Flags
    Military Oct 1862 
    WH Guthrie, Private, Company H, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, listed as present on company muster roll for October 1862 
    Confederate Flags
    Confederate Flags
    Military Nov 1862 
    Wh Guthrie, Private, Company H, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, appears as present on company muster roll for November 1862 
    Confederate Flags
    Confederate Flags
    Military Dec 1862 
    WH Guthrie, Private, Company H, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, listed as present on company muster roll for December 1862 
    Confederate Flags
    Confederate Flags
    Military 4 Jul 1863  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    arrested and taken prisoner during Gen. John H. Morgan's Great Raid; one record states arrested in Perryville on July 16; another record states captured in Mercer Co on July 4, 1863. Given history of Morgan's raid, believe July 4th likely more accurate 
    Confederate Flags
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    Military 22 Jul 1863  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harvey Guthrie, Private, Company H, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, prisoner, received at Camp Chase, Ohio, from Lexington, Kentucky 
    Confederate Flags
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    Military 22 Aug 1863  Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harvey Guthrie, Private, Company H, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, prisoner, received at Camp Douglas Prisoner-of-War Camp 
    Confederate Flags
    Confederate Flags
    Died 23 Sep 1864  Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: died from typhoid fever at Camp Douglas Prisoner-of-War Camp. 
    • death and burial records from Camp Douglas list him as member of Company D 6th Kentucky Cavalry; all records prior to this time, however, list him as a member of Co H 2nd Kentucky Cavalry.
      One record lists his death date as September 22, 1864
    • In the Laurence Guthrie book, American Guthries and Allied Families, Richard and Sarah are listed as having a "son" who died in a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War. This "son" is the first one (indicating eldest) in the listing of Richard and Sarah's children. William H. Guthrie was always listed on the census records as the eldest child of Richard and Sarah.
    Buried Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Oak Woods Cemetery; Confederate Mound. Initially buried at Chicago City Cemetery (block 2, 31); re-interred to mass grave at Oak Woods Cemetery
    • www.findagrave.com/memorial/37803744
    Oak Woods Cemetery Confederate Monument
    Oak Woods Cemetery Confederate Monument
    Oak Woods Cemetery Confederate Monument
    Oak Woods Cemetery Confederate Monument
    Oakwoods Cemetery Confederate Mound
    Person ID I75618  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 

    Father Richard Guthrie 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Ellen Stewart,   b. 28 Feb 1822, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1916, Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 11 Oct 1842  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by by Rev. David E. Hardesty
    • marriage bond in Boyle County, Marriage Book 1, page 15. Richard Guthrie and James A. Stewart bound, 10 Oct 1862, for marriage of Richard Guthrie and Sarah Stewart.
    Family ID F12774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S20578] Census.
      1850 and 1860 census of Boyle/Mercer Co., KY, listing William H in home of Richard and Sarah Guthrie

    2. [S20588] History of Butler County, Kansas, 531.
      in biographical sketch for John W., notes that William H. was son of R.H. and E. Stewart Guthrie

    3. [S20578] Census.
      1850 and 1860 census for Boyle/Mercer Co., listing William H. as 7/17 years old, born in KY

    4. [S20588] History of Butler County, Kansas, 531.
      bio of John W. Guthrie, 1916, stating that William H. had died


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