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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Ct.)

William Dutton

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1846.

On authorized graduation leave of absence, July 1 to Sep. 18, 1846.

Resigned (sick), Sep. 18, 1846.

Civil History. — Principal of Jacksonville Academy, Tompkins County, N. Y., 1846‑48, — and of Wolcott Academy, Wayne County, N. Y., 1848‑49. Superintendent of Schools, Wayne County, N. Y., 1849‑50. Justice of the Peace, Wayne County, N. Y., 1851‑59. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of New York, 1852‑53. Farmer, and Drain-Tile and Brick Manufacturer, Wolcott, Wayne County, N. Y., 1848‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862: in recruiting and organizing his Regiment, Jan. to Feb.,

(Colonel, 98th New York Volunteers, Jan. 23, 1862)

1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — and Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31-June 1, 1862; and on sick leave of absence, June to July 4, 1862.

Died, July 4, 1862, at New York city: Aged 39.

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