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 Isaac B Rutter

Isaac B Rutter

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 Sep 1864 (aged 45–46)
USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot , 1832
Memorial ID 2597511 · View Source
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Isaac B. Rutter was the husband of Lydia A. Rutter. In 1860, he was a farmer living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 11" tall and had dark hair and blue eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Hanover, York County, July 29, 1862, and mustered into federal service in Harrisburg August 8, 1862, with Co. C, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry, at the rank of private. He deserted September 21, 1862, was arrested January 24, 1863, in Hanover, and sent to the regimental hospital February 25, 1863, for treatment of chronic diarrhea. Apparently he did return to active duty and was honorably discharged with his company on May 21, 1863, although neither compiled service nor pension records are clear. In spite of health issues, he also enlisted in Chambersburg February 2, 1864, and mustered into federal service there February 18 with Co. B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, at the rank of private. Deserted to date April 24, 1864, but arrested May 9 and returned to duty. Some records claim that he deserted again March 1865 and remained on the loose, while other records claim he was sent to 5th Army Corps field hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, September 2, 1864, for diarrhea and put aboard hospital ship Western Metropolis at Fortress Monroe and died on board. Still others say he wound up in a New York City hospital and deserted the same day as his death. Suffice it to say that his service as reported in his pension records is very confusing. This grave site offers proof that he likely did die aboard the Western Metropolis in route to New York.


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  • Maintained by: Dennis Brandt
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2597511
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac B Rutter (1818–8 Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2597511, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Brandt (contributor 47232334) .