|Birth||June 15, 1844|
|Death||Nov. 7, 1932|
|Unit||126th Ohio Infantry, Company A|
Private John Gundy
Company A, 126th Ohio Infantry
Gundy was born in New Rumley (Harrison County), Ohio on June 15, 1844. The 18 year old enlisted in the regiment on August 14, 1862. He was mustered on September 4, 1862. Gundy served about 2 years and 10 months. Gundy was discharged on June 25, 1865 at Washington DC.
The 126th Ohio Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Steubenville, Ohio on September 4, 1862. During May 1864, the regiment was assigned to the Overland Campaign in Virginia. During that campaign the unit fought in 2 bloody battles:
Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7, 1864). Regimental losses were 29 killed, 134 were wounded, 70 were captured, and 7 were reported mssing.
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (May 12-21, 1864). During several days of fighting, the unit suffered 17 killed and 70 wounded.
Gundy’s obituary indicates that he was wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness on May 6, 1864 and was captured on July 9, 1864. In addition, he was imprisoned at the Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia and eventually paroled in February of 1865.
The Historical Data Systems of Duxbury, Massachusetts confirm that Gundy was captured on July 9, 1864 at Monocacy, Maryland. Their records do not indicate that Gundy was wounded on May 6, 1864. Their records indicate that he was exchanged on July 15, 1864.
Gundy died on November 7, 1932 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Bostwick Cemetery in Bostwick (Nuckolls County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.