John Guest

First Name: John
Last Name: Guest
Unit: 
Co. A, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry
Rank: 
private
Biography: 

John Guest (b. ca. 1843) was the son of Catherine Guest (b. ca. 1806) and the brother of William Guest (b. ca. 1836), Ellen Guest, and Isaac Guest. At the time of the 1860 Census, John Guest was living nearby his mother and brother in the household of wealthy farmer Isaac Van Leer. John Guest mustered into service as a private in Co. A, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry on August 22, 1862. His regiment was stationed on the coasts of South Carolina and Florida until April 1864, when it was transferred to Virginia. The regiment was soon involved in the fighting around Petersburg, where John Guest was killed in action on July 4, 1864.

Authored Letters

Displaying 1 - 14 of 14
IDsort descending Letter Date Author Recipient From To
14107 Guest4 January 12, 1863 John Guest Ellen Guest Saint Helena Island, SC Chester County, PA
14111 Guest6 February 18, 1863 John Guest Brother of William Guest Parris Island, Beaufort County, SC Chester County, PA
14112 Guest7 March 4, 1863 John Guest Ellen Guest Parris Island, Beaufort County, SC Chester County, PA
14113 Guest8 March 11, 1863 John Guest Ellen Guest , Catherine Guest Parris Island, Beaufort County, SC Chester County, PA
14118 Guest11 April 20, 1863 John Guest Ellen Guest North Edisto, SC Chester County, PA
14119 Guest12 April 21, 1863 John Guest John Guest North Edisto, SC Chester County, PA
14120 Guest13 May 22, 1863 John Guest Ellen Guest Seabrook Island, SC Chester County, PA
14122 Guest14 August 13, 1863 John Guest Ellen Guest Morris Island, SC Chester County, PA
14124 Guest15 October 18, 1863 John Guest Ellen Guest Fort Clinch, FL Chester County, PA
14125 Guest16 November 20, 1863 John Guest Ellen Guest Saint Helena Island, SC Chester County, PA
14126 Guest17 December 16, 1864 John Guest Ellen Guest Fort Clinch, FL Chester County, PA
14127 Guest18 March 6, 1864 John Guest Catherine Guest Fort Clinch, FL Chester County, PA
14128 Guest19 March 15, 1864 John Guest Ellen Guest Fort Clinch, FL Chester County, PA
14129 Guest20 June 9, 1864 John Guest Ellen Guest Cold Harbor, VA Chester County, PA

Received Letters

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4
IDsort descending Letter Date Author Recipient From To
14104 Guest1 September 30, 1862 William Guest John Guest , Isaac Guest Harpers Ferry, VA Chester County, PA
14105 Guest2 William Guest John Guest , Isaac Guest Harpers Ferry, VA Chester County, PA
14106 Guest3 December 31, 1862 William Guest John Guest , Isaac Guest Fairfax, VA Chester County, PA
14119 Guest12 April 21, 1863 John Guest John Guest North Edisto, SC Chester County, PA

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