ORCUTT, WILLIAM C.
Served with the 52nd Regiment N.Y. Volunteers
William enlisted in the 52nd Regt. N.Y. Volunteer Infantry at Hanover, NY on August 13, 1863 at the age of 22.
He was mustered into Co. G. and on Sept. 17, 1864, transferred to Co. C.
He was promoted to Corporal on November 1, 1864 and Sergeant on May 20, 1865.
He mustered out of the regiment on July 1, 1865.
In August of 1863 he was one of about 600 new recruits to fill out the ranks of the previously all German 52nd.
William fought at Bristoe Station, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Reams Station, and Appomattox."
B 1840 - Oneida Co., NY
M 1864 -
D 18 May 1882 - Dunkirk, Chautauqua Co., NY
Father Cyrus Orcutt, b. 1812, Marcy Twp., Oneida Co., NY, USA , d. date unknown
Mother Ellen [--?--], b. 1817, d. Bef 1860 (43 years)
Spouse: Helen Sabina Sprague, b. 25 Oct 1845, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA , d. 22 Mar 1884, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA (38 years)
From Penny Orcutt Hill, correspondent.:
Fred, Flora and the other children were placed in the Randolph Children's Home when their father died. They ran away from there when my great grandfather (Fred) was 14 or 15. He took them all one night and never went back. Fred and Flora remained close and so did their children. Flora is the grandmother of Lucille Ball.
The Orcutts were mostly carpenters. John, brother of William and another Orcutt had a box factory. That whole area (Chautauqua County) has many sawmills, farms. etc.
William Orcutt enlisted on 8/13/63 at Hanover at the age of 22. He was mustered into Company G. He was transferred into Company C on 9/17/64. He was promoted Corporal on 11/1/64, and Sergeant on 5/20/65. He mustered out with the regiment on July 1, 1865 at Alexandria, VA.