Hutchinson, Lemuel Murdock
Age: 22, credited to Worcester, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/10/1837, Worcester, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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Lemuel Murdock Hutchinson was born in Worcester, Washington County 10 May 1837. He enlisted 1 October 1861, and mustered in as Sergeant, Co. A, Eighth Vermont Volunteers. On July 223 1862, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, and on 24 December promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Upon his promotion to Captain, 24 November 1864, he was transferred to Co. E, and served with that company until he mustered out on 28 June 1865. Captain Hutchinson died in Montpelier, 16 January 1910, and is buried in the Hutchinson Family plot in Worcester.
L. M. Hutchinson Dead
Aged Veteran Introduced Bennington Soldiers Home Bill
Montpelier. Jan. 17 - Lemuel M. Hutchinson, a Civil War veteran, died Saturday evening, aged 75. He served in the Civil War as captain of Company E, 8th Vermont regiment, under Col. Stephen Thomas. Captain Hutchinson lived most of his life in Worcester but for the past 20 years had resided in this city.
While representing Worcester in the legislature of 1882 he introduced the bill which became law providing for establishing the Vermont Soldiers Home in Bennington.
He is survived by a wife and four children, Willard and Kathleen Hutchinson who are prominent in the theatrical world, Mrs. J. W. Andrews of Boston, and F. T. Hutchinson of this city. He was prominent in the affairs of Brooks Post, GAR and up to two weeks ago had been in good health.
Sources: photograph (c1870) and family information provided by Nora Seery, Captain Hutchinson's great-granddaughter. Obituary from Bennington Banner, 17 January 1910; contributed by Tom Boudreau