Private Colin Campbell Gunn was born June 28, 1842 at Walton County, Florida. In 1860 he was living near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida at the residence of his father, Daniel, along with his mother, 2 brothers and 3 sisters, and was employed as a clerk.
He enlisted April 5th, 1861 at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida in Captain Gee’s Company (Company G, 1st Florida Infantry) for a period of 12 months.
He reenlisted in Captain Davidson’s Company on May 2nd, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida. He was listed as absent sick at Gadsden County for the period from his enlistment until June 30th; he was promoted to 2nd Sergeant on May 3rd, likely as the replacement for 2nd Sergeant Edward White who was promoted to 1st Sergeant on April 18th.
Colin was elected to 2nd Lieutenant on November 16th, 1863, replacing Lieutenant Hugh Black who had been promoted to 1st Lieutenant on November 5, 1863.
Lieutenant Campbell was present with the company until July 21st, 1864 when he became ill near Atlanta, Georgia. He returned to duty sometime after September 18th, 1864. He was wounded severely in the left thigh on March 19th, 1865 at Bentonville, North Carolina and was admitted to C.S.A. General Hospital at Charlotte, North Carolina on April 6th, 1865. He was transferred to a hospital at Columbus, Georgia on April 14th, and remained there until his parole and discharge on May 12th, 1865.
He returned to Florida and settled near Marianna, Jackson County, Florida on February 6th, 1869. He married Annie E. Rawls at Marianna on June 3rd, 1891. Lieutenant Gunn applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension.
He died on May 25th, 1916 at Marianna; his remains were transported and interred near his family at Euchee Valley Cemetery, Eucheeanna, Walton County, Florida.