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Civil War Records of Daniel Tuttle

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Supplementary War Sketch for Daniel Tuttle

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Captain Daniel Tuttle

Captain Tuttle at the outbreak of the war was forty-seven years old and by reason of age, exempt from military duty, but when the call came, although at the spring of the year and all his cares so pressing yet when the call came there was but one decision: that to go.

The call came on the fifteenth of April and on the next morning, by great effort in getting his scattered men together, reported before seven o'clock at Lowell ready for duty.

The following is the history of the Sixth at Baltimore, Md.

Says the historian of the Old Sixth Regiment as Baltimore was reached on the 19th of April, 1861.

It was the North Bridge of division between the contending sections of the land. The City overflowed with bitterness and cursing against the Union and the men who came to defend her.

On this morning the streets were filled with a sowling angry mob….As the cars, eleven in all, containing the Sixth Mass. Regiment rolled into town, the cars were drawn by horses across the city from R.R. to another. As they penetrated farther into the city the crowd became more dense, the faces grew blacker with hate.

Stones, brick bats and all kind of missiles were thrown through the windows of the cars.

At first the soldiers bore it patiently and without resistance until all but two of the cars reached the station.

Those two separated from the others and were surrounded by a yelling crowd that opposed their passage.

The officers consulted and concluded to disembark the men and march them in solid column to the station. The brave fellows went on through a shower of bricks and scattering shots.

At last just before they reached the station, the Colonel gave orders to fire. The soldiers discharged their guns among the crowd and several of the mob fell dead or wounded. The troops reached the station and took cars. The scene that ensued was terrific. Taunts, clothed in the most offensive language were hurled at the troops by the panting crowd who breathless from running, pressed to the windows presenting knives and revolvers and cursing up into our faces (or rather in the faces of the soldiers).

Amid such a scene, the Mass. 6th passed out of the city, hurting bad, four of their men killed, and thirty-six wounded.



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