You posts have fascinated me. I am the GGgreat granddaughter of Edmund Guthrie. I hadn't seen anything about him deserting in 1863. I only have his pension papers for his service with Co. D, 3rd Cav.
Was the will you mentioned Susie "Wood" Guthrie's will? I would be interested to see what's in it. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.