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Civil War Records of Isaiah Hutchins

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Isaiah Hutchins

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Comrade Isaiah Hutchins
Who was born the Twenty-ninth
day of September
A.D. 1829 in
County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

As hospital steward, I first entered the service on Sept. 4th, 1862 in 6th Regiment Mass. Infantry for nine months but was acting assistant Surgeon during most of the time.


I was first mustered out June 13th, 1863, my term of service having expired.

I again enlisted in Company E. 6th Regiment for one hundred days, July 18th, 1864 with the rank of Second Lieutenant and was finally discharged after twelve months’ service on Oct. 27th, 1864.

The Sixth Regiment was ordered to Suffolk, Va., and assisted in building Forts Nansemond and McLellan, afterwards detailed for guard and scouting duty and helped destroy the Rebels’ Railroads, the Norfolk and Petersburg and the Seaboard & Roanoke. The Regiment took part in several engagements, Deserted House, Cansville, Lawrence Home, and Siege of Suffolk, and lost twenty seven men, killed and wounded.


Company E, during its three months’ service were called to Washington to do fatigue duty, for three weeks, at Fort Stevens. They were then ordered to Fort Delaware to guard Rebel Prisoners there.


This service was useful but uneventful.


I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Isaiah Hutchins
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 21, 1882
Held Offices of
Post Chaplin, seven years, 1882-‘83-‘84-‘91-‘93-’94 Commander in 1886 Adjutant 1888-1889
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton