Samuel A Guthery


BirthAug. 9, 1846
DeathJan. 28, 1934
CemeteryFairmont (Fairmont)
PostTerry (Neligh)
Unit1st Nebraska Inf/Cav, Company I

Private Samuel A Guthery

Company I, 1st Nebraska Infantry/Cavalry

Guthery (also spelled Guthrie) was born in Danville (Vermillion County), Illinois on August 9, 1846. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on July 17, 1861. The Andreas History of Nebraska indicates that he was 15 years old when he enlisted. Based on his date of birth, he was 14 years old. He re-enlisted on December 31, 1863. Guthery served nearly 5 years. He was discharged on July 1, 1866.

The 1st Nebraska Infantry was organized in Omaha between June 11 and July 21, 1861. In the early stages of the War, the unit saw action at 3 major battles and military operations.

Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 13-16, 1862).

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

The regiment was converted to the 1st Nebraska Cavalry on November 6, 1863. The unit was sent to Omaha during the summer of 1864 and was assigned to duties in Nebraska and Colorado. The outfit was mustered out on July 1, 1866.

Guthery died on January 28, 1934 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Fairmont Cemetery in Fairmont (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Guthery was a member of the Terry Post (#316) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Douglas, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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