William C Gunn

William C Gunn

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Private E-1
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)


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Confederate Army

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Sixth Infantry (G-H)

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Private E-1

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Company A ("Davidson's Company", "Florida Guards")

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Service Start Date

17 Mar 1862

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Service End Date

4 Mar 1865

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Served For

United States of America

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Biographical Sketch

    Private William Campbell Gunn was born on June 30, 1844 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 in Captain Davidson’s Company on March 17th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida.  He was absent sick for a period after his enlistment, but was present with the company when it departed the state.

    He was detailed for detached service on August 5th, 1862 at Knoxville, Tennessee where he served as a clerk in the Medical Director’s office.

    He returned from that assignment prior to November 12th, 1862 and was present with the company until April 12th, 1863 when he was again detailed for detached service, this time as a clerk at Post Headquarters at Knoxville.

    He returned to the company on or about April 30th, and was present with the company before again being detached for service by order of Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner on July 16th, 1863.  This assignment was to serve as a clerk to a Captain Somerville, Acting Commissary of Subsistence.[1]  William would serve in this capacity until December of 1863.

    He was reported present with the company from that time until July 22nd, 1864 when he was captured near Atlanta.  He was sent to the Military Prison at Louisville, Kentucky and transferred from there on August 2nd to Camp Chase, Ohio.

    He applied to take the oath of allegiance in November 1864, and was transferred to City Point, Virginia in March of 1865.

    He married Martha Beneta Callaway on December 22nd, 1869 at Cuthbert, Georgia.

    William died on September 24th, 1893, and is interred at Rosedale Cemetery, Cuthburt, Randolph County, Georgia.

    [1] Acting Commissary of Subsistence: An officer whose business is to provide food for a body of troops or a military post.  While technically a general staff officer, the ACS was at this time was a line officer with the rank of Captain or Major.  See http://onlinedictionary.datasegment.com/word/commissary+of+subsistence

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