From "Civil War Biographies from Western Waters" by Myron J. Smith, Jr..
JOHN JULIUS GUTHRIE, JR.
(1844, Portsmouth, Virginia- December 3, 1903, Norfolk County, Virginia.)
Confederate States Navy
Son of John Julius Guthrie and brother of Benjamin Wilburne Guthrie.
This D.C. resident (District of Columbia?) was appointed an acting US Navy midshipman in the fall of 1859, and was sent to the USNA the following summer.
Following the opening of he Civil War in April 1861, Guthrie resigned from the Federal service and was appointed a Confederate States Navy master's mate on September 26, 1861.