Guthries in the Military
THE MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR
THE CIVIL WAR
Lawson Guthrie, son of Thomas Guthrie and Mary Canterbury, fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. He served as Regimental Major of the 43rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. He raised Company K of the 43rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry at Ooltewah, Tennessee in October of 1861. Lawson was wounded and captured at Vicksburg in 1863. He was exchanged at Demopolis, AL 1863. He resigned due to sickness and wounds at Bulls Gap, Tennessee in January 1864. His resignation was accepted by General J. C. Vaughn.
JAMES A. P. GUTHRIE
James A. P. Guthrie, son of Thomas Guthrie and Mary Canterbury, fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. He served as a Private in Company H, 2nd Ashby's Tennessee Cavalry. He was enrolled on March 1, 1863 by Captain Ragsdale. James Guthrie was released on oath of allegiance after the Battle of Chattanooga.
LEWIS SEVIER FRYAR
Lewis Sevier Fryar, son of John Fryar and Margaret Hixson, fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. (NOTE: Lewis Sevier Fryar was the step-son of Elizabeth Guthrie Fryar.) Lewis Sevier Fryar enlisted in Henry Ashby's Second Cavalry at Knoxville, Tennessee on June 17, 1861. Sevier was taken prisoner on August 31, 1862, then was exchanged at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee on September 4, 1862. He was wounded at Stone's River and went home to recover. But he was captured and sent to prison at Louisville, Kentucky. He took the Oath of Allegiance and was released July 16, 1864, on terms of staying north of the Ohio River.