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Hutchinson, Joseph W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Waterford, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/28/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. A, 11th VT INF, pr SGT 5/20/63, kia, 6/10/64

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VITALS

Birth: 1838, Waterford, VT
Death: 06/10/1864

Burial: Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, VA
Marker/Plot: A-279
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 3069980

Cenotaph: Stiles Cemetery, Waterford, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 46270543


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sarah, 10/12/1864; minor, 7/2/1866
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Based on cemetery transcriptions, Joseph's cenotaph is on bottom of Benjamin's stone; hidden by brambles.

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Cold Harbor National Cemetery, VA

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CENOTAPH:

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Tombstone

Cenotaph in Stiles Cemetery, Waterford, VT

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Joseph W. Hutchinson

THE CALEDONIAN: AUGUST 12, 1864

Killed at Cold harbor, June 10, Sergt. Joseph W. Hutchinson of Waterford, aged 26, a member of Company A, 11th regiment, Vermont Vol's----We all realize is loss deeply, yet feel that a noble death was his:

It was in the silent shades of night
We dug his grave by the moon's pale light,
And laid him in his grave to rest,
Without a coffin to shield his breast.

No shect nor shroud could we prepare;
No wife or mother oto be near,
But spade and turf and martial dress
A Chaplain's prayer his grave did bless.

Courtesy of Deanna French.