Hutchinson, Lemuel Murdock
Age: 22, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 10/1/61, m/i 2/18/62, 1SGT, Co. A, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, comn 2LT, 7/23/62 (8/6/62), comn 1LT, 12/24/62 (2/2/63), pr CPT, Co. E, 12/12/63 (3/25/64), pow, Boutte Station, 9/4/62, prld 11/13/62, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 2/26/65
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Birth: 05/10/1837, Worcester, VT
Burial: Worcester Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 81125531
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/15/1879; widow Ella E., 1/27/1910, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site, 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History, Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
cousin of Roger W. Hutchinson, Canton, NY
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Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
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Lemuel Murdock Hutchinson
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, G.A.R. 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
Image of soldiers' home Contributed by Tom Boudreau
Capt. L. M. Hutchinson was a member of the Vermont legislature in 1884 and 1885, and at present is railroad commissioner for Edmonds county, Dakota Territory.
Source: 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History off-site page 260