Confederate soldier straddled North and South

The obituary of Confederate veteran Dewitt Clinton Guy in the Lynchburg Daily Virginian of Jan. 7, 1889, noted: “He was true to his colors and never apologized for the part he took in the lost cause.”

Guy’s part was to fight with the 11th Virginia Infantry throughout the Civil War, receiving wounds at the battles of Seven Pines, Gettysburg — where he may have been part of Pickett’s charge — and Drewry’s Bluff. By the end of the war, he was a prisoner at the notorious Point Lookout POW camp in Maryland. Forever after, he walked with a pronounced limp.

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