(1834 - 1914)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Company commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 104th New York Infantry
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.
On the Campaign
Leading his company, he was wounded in action in the Cornfield on the morning of 17 September 1862.
The rest 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.
I Have the Honor to be Your Obt. Servt., A. Duryee, Brig. Genl.
P.S. Capt. Tuthill is senior Captain in the Regt. and was at the time of the promotion of Capt. Pray, but was absent with leave on acct. of his wounds.
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 & notes
1834 in NY
02/1914 Corning, NY; burial in 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]