08 June 2015

The Character of Harvey James Dutton (1836-1928)

From -- Way, V. G., & Elliott, I. H. (1902). History of the Thirty-Third Regiment Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 22nd August, 1861, to 7th December, 1865. Gibson City, Ill: The [Regimental] Association. 
Harvey J. Dutton was another excellent product of the "Normal Rifles." He was of the graduating class at Normal in 1861, carried a musket for a year ; then for his manly qualities and soldierly bearing was selected by vote of his company for 2nd Lieutenant. He was regularly promoted, and was Captain of his company at muster out. Dutton was unassuming and courageous and showed himself, on critical occasions, to be a cool and intrepid commander. His gallantry at Cache River and Vicksburg will be noted farther on. For nineteen years after the war Captain Dutton was a farmer in Cedar county, Mo., and is now a successful merchant in Springfield, Mo. 
These are the recollections of General Isaac H. Elliott.  I would invite the reader to read my other posts on this blog of Harvey J. Dutton.  He was a true hero.  He was my 2xg-granduncle.

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