Henry G Tuthill(1834 - 1914)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Company commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 104th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Originally from Corning, Tuthill and his family were cabinet and furniture makers in Nunda, NY before the War; doing business as Tuthill & Wilcox by 1858. He organized and marched about 60 men from his adopted hometown to Geneseo in September 1861 - his group becoming Company A of the 104th New York Volunteer Infantry. He mustered into Federal Service as Captain on 8 March 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Leading his company, he was wounded in action in the Cornfield on the morning of 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
In a letter of 20 November 1862 to Governor Morgan recommending him for promotion, Abram Duryee, his Brigade commander, said of him:
Sir, I take great pleasure in recommending Capt. Henry G. Tuthill of the 104th Regt. as a gallant officer, efficient subordinate and brave. He has been engaged in the following battles: Rappahannock, Bull Run, Chantilly, Thoroughfare Gap, South Mountain, and Antietam, in the latter engagement the Captain was severely wounded and lost several of his fingers. I take especial interest in his welfare and promotion because I have witnessed his courage upon the field of battle and known him to be a reliable officer and it affords me much gratification to present him this my recommendation.Perhaps as a result, Tuthill was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment on 3 December, to date from 21 October. He was wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, on 1 July 1863. He was discharged on disability in November, but returned to service in the Veteran Reserve Corps before War's end.
After the War:
He was later an architect in Corning, NY. He was granted a pension relating to his Gettysburg wound, and by 1883 he was receiving $30 per month.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Early personal and service information and the photo here from Hand's History1, with dates from Phisterer2. The letter quote above from the original sold by War Between the States online.
|Birth State: NY |
Death Date: 02/1914 Death Place: Corning, NY Burial Place: Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY
1 Hand, Henry Wells, editor, 1808-1908 Centennial history of the town of Nunda, Rochester (NY): Rochester Herald Press, 1908, pp. 506 - 509, 625, 629 [AotW citation 920]
2 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. IV, ppg. 3232 [AotW citation 921]
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