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John J. Hutchinson
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Birth: 1841
Death: Jan. 19, 1865

Age 23; US Navy, Civil War. Died of disease contracted while in the service of his country. Buried at "Eldorado Guilford cemetery" (Wm. D. Hall's "Burial Record of Union Servicemen, Blair Co.")


Altoona Tribune, Saturday, February 25, 1865:

Obituary - Died, on board of the Gunboat New Ironsides, near Fortress Monroe, John J. Hutchinson, son of James Hutchison, Esq., of Eldorado, Blair county, Pa.

Having been drafted last summer, and feeling that he could not endure the hardships and exposures of the field, he paid his commutation money, and then, in the firm conviction that his country needed his services, and that Providence had called him to go, he went to Philadelphia and enlisted in the Navy, August 4, 1864. He first went on board the U.S. steamer Princeton, where he remained until August 22nd, when he was transferred to the Ironsides; and in the recent attack on Fort Fisher, in which that vessel played a conspicuous part, he was placed in command of Gun No. 1, and remained at his post, with heroic courage, during the whole of that tremendous struggle. - When at length the bombardment had ceased, he was obliged to go below and take to his bed, but had the satisfaction soon after of hearing that the flag he loved so well was waving in triumph over the devoted Fort. His condition, however, became gradually worse, until on the morning of the 20th ultimo, he expired, in the 24th year of his age. His remains were temporarily interred with military honors, in the Cemetery near Fortress Monroe. But from thence they were subsequently brought home and deposited in the family burying ground, near his father's residence, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and neighbors. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, having early given his heart to God, and made a public profession of religion. He died as he had lived, in the hope of acceptance and salvation, through the atoning merits of a crucified Savior. And we have reason to think that he is now with that Savior in the Heavenly World, enjoying the full fruition of a blessed immortality. 'And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me: Write - Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea sayeth the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.' Rev. XIV., 13" 
 
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Burial:
Hutchinson Cemetery
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot. 12
 
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Record added: Jan 13, 2006
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John J. Hutchinson
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