Capt. John P. Gumm

Military Career

Captain John P Gumm 
Company D

Enrolled September 24, 1861 in Owsley Co, Kentucky for 3 years. He was 33 years old.
Mustered in January 15, 1862 at Lebanon Kentucky as 1st Lieutenant

Sept 24 - April 1862

May - June 1862
"On Leave"

June - Aug 31 1862

Aug 31 - Dec 31 1862
"Ordered to Kentucky to bring up absent men"

April 10 1863
"Wounded at Murfreesboro
sent to Nashville January 10, 1863"

Feb 28 - June 30 1863
"Promoted to Captain June 1, 1863" Capt Jameson resigned.

June 30 - Oct 31 1863
"Sentenced to forfeit Sixty dollars one month pay proper due him from the Government(US by General Court Martial convened at Hd Qts Brig General H.P. Van Cleve Comdg 3rd Division, 21st Army Corps McMinnville Tennessee pursuant to General Order No 50 from HdQts 3rd Div 21 A.C. as prescribed in General Order No 65 HdQts 3rdDiv 21 A.C."

Nov-Dec 1863

Muster Out
January 19, 1864
Bridgeport Alabama


Resignation Letter of Lieutenant Gumm

"Camp 8th Kentucky Vol Inf
Lebanon Ky
Feb 25, 1862

Col. Barnes,
I hereby tender my resignation as 1st LT of Company D, 8th KVI as I believe I am and will be unable to stand the service having gone through campaign in Mexico."

Letter from Surgeon John R. Pirtle

" I certify that since my connection with this regiment that Lt John P Gumm has frequently consulted me about his health and has received remedies for dysentery sometimes. I cannot say whether or not the derangement of his health will be permanent or not.

Feb 25, 1862
Jn R. Pirtle Surgeon
8th KVI"

Lt Gumm's request to withdraw his resignation

"Camp 8th KVI
Lebanon Kentucky
March 6, 1862

Col S.M. Barnes,
Upon reflection I wish to withdraw my resignation tendered to you as 1st Lt, Co D, 8th KVI made 25th February 1862 if permitted.

Very respectfully
John P Gumm 1st LT
Co. D"

Letter to Acting Adjutant General, Capt O.D. Greene from Col Barnes in support of the withdrawal of the resignation of Lt Gumm

"Hd Qts Post Lebanon
8th Regt KVI
March 6, 1862

OD Greene, AAG Department of Ohio
Louisville KY

I return you the resignation of Lieut John P Gumm, Co D, 8th Regt KVI together with his written request requesting leave to withdraw his resignation. Said request is upon his resignation. I hope therefore you will {can't read the word..assume it to be 'require'} him to withdraw his resignation as he is ashamed of what he did. It is not to the interest of the service to accept it. I have given him a good talk and I think now (underline) he thinks his health is improved.

Very Respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Sidney M Barnes
8th KVI"