Johnsburg Goes to War: 1861-1865 3/13

In preparation of my Sept. 2011 Tannery Pond Community Center Presentation, I'd appreciate hearing if you have any pictures, diaries or information on these men or from past lists in this column. Please contact me at 215-3009 or pearsall.glenn@gmail.com. Thanks.

Glenn L. Pearsall

Gardner, Martin V.

Son of Rufus P. Gardner; mother's name unknown. Enlisted in Johnsburg for three years with the 118th NY Volunteer Infantry on Aug 13, 1862. Taken as prisoner and held at the Confederate Prison in Salisbury, North Carolina. Released from prison Feb. 22, 1865 and made it home to Minerva, only to die a few days later; probably as a result of his prison experiences.

Graves, Leander W.

Born Sept. 20, 1845 in Johnsburg, son of Alanson Leander and his wife Mariah (Grover). Enlisted Sept. 1, 1864 in Johnsburg for one year as a private in Co. D, 175th NY Volunteer Infantry. Lost his left leg, perhaps from a battle wound and then died of Typhoid Fever in a hospital in Baltimore. Buried in Wevertown Cemetery.

Guyett, John

Born Feb. 2, 1828 in "Canada East", son of Francis Guyett and Louis (Topp). John was a cooper by trade and enlisted in Johnsburg for three years on Aug. 6, 1862 as a private in Co. D of the 5th NY Regimental Cavalry. Eleven months later, he was engaged in hand-to-hand fighting with Jeb Stuart's Confederate cavalry as Stuart encircled the rear of the Union forces at Gettysburg. Discharged June 13, 1865 at war's end.

Hewett, Dudley B.

Born March 7, 1842 in Johnsburg, son of Barney Hewett and his wife Celinda (Smith). Married when he enlisted Aug. 8, 1862 in Johnsburg for three years as a sergeant in Co. E of the 96th NY Volunteer Infantry. Survived the war and discharged June 28, 1865 in Manchester, VA.

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