- R Curtis notes: I am not certain of source of this information. It seems confused with that of John Wesley Colyer born 1834 son of John Colyer 1781 who after war resided in Perry GA.
Enlisted 9-12-1862 in Somerset for the Confederate Army, 1st. Lt.
He was shown on the Muster-in Roll as Sgt. in Capt Napoleon B. Stone's Co. of Detached Cavalry, reserve corps on May 1, 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi.
On September 19, 1862 he is shown on the roster as lst Lt. Co. A, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry. Conf. Archives, Chap. l, File No. 82, Page 195, signed H. C. Taylor, copyist. On November 1, 1862 to February 28, 1863 is shown on the Muster Roll of the Kentucky 6th Cavalry, as a lst Lieutenant in Capt. M. B. Perkins Co., Grigsby's Regiment, Ky. Cavalry. Enlisting September 12, 1862 by Genl. Buford in Somerset, Ky. signed H. J. Callahan, copyist.On September 10, 1862
he was on the Roster of 6h Ky. Cavalry, sign J. W. Wilkinson, copyist.
*** John was a member of Morgan's Raiders at this point when wounded.
He was taken prisoner on July 19, 1863 at Buffington Island, Ohio. He had gunshot wounds to his upper arm and left thorax from battle and was admitted to Seminary U.S.A. General Hospital, Covington, Ky., signed Dudley, copyist. "Rebel returned to duty and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio on September 9, 1863." signed J. A. McLaughlin, copyist. "Transferred to Johnson's Island, October 10, 1863." signed J. Jacobson copyist.
He joined Depot of Prisoners of War, near Sandusky, Ohio on October 19, 1863 and was finally released after signing an allegiance on June 11, 1865., Johnson's Island, Ohio register No. 2, page 13, signed E.L.(?) Thorenson, copyist.
His description was given as dark complexion, black hair, blue eyes, height 5'9".
- According to Mrs. Dolly Colyer of Bronston KY 2013; her information has that John Wesley Colyer drowned in the Cumberland River.