(1837 - 1903)
Home State: District Of Columbia
Command Billet: Aide de Camp
Branch of Service: Staff
Unit: Ninth (IX) Army Corps
Cutts served for about 6 weeks in mid-1861 as Private in the 1st Rhode Island Volunteers, and then accepted an appointment as Captain in the new 11th United States Infantry on 14 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He was Aide de Camp on General Burnside's staff in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was courtmartialled in June 1863, and convicted of un-gentlemanly behavior. The President upheld his conviction, but reduced his punishment to a reprimand, and Cutts retained his commission. In 1891 he was awarded the Medal of Honor for "gallantry in action" during 1864 at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and Petersburg. In March 1865 he was awarded brevets - honorary rank - to Major and Lieutenant Colonel for his combat service.
After the War
He continued in Regular Army service until 1868, when he was again in trouble for misbehavior and dismissed from the Service. He was later a successful lawyer in Washington, DC.
References & notes
More on the Web
See a post about him over on the blog behindAotW.
1837; Washington, DC
02/24/1903; Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA