About the Author Born on February 16, 1807 in Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lysander Cutler was residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when he enlisted in the 6th Wisconsin Infantry on May 28, 1861. He was mustered in as a Colonel of Field and Staff that same day at the age of 54. On November 29, 1862, Cutler was discharged for promotion to …
Hd Qrs 14th Regt N.Y.S.M. 2d Brigade 1st Division 1st A.C. October 8th 1863 Brig Genl L. Thomas Adtj Genl U.S.A. General On the 7th inst. thirty six enlisted men belonging to this Regiment arrived here from Annapolis Md. who were captured by the enemy at Gettysburg July 1st 1863
Head Quarters 2d Brigade 1st Division 1st A.C. August 14, 1863 General Order No 39 Officers and Soldiers of the 2d Brigade: Having tendered my resignation and the same having been accepted by the President it becomes my duty to take leave of you as your Commanding Officer: In doing so, I have no words of censure or of mere flattery to address to you: Since I have been your commander, you have been required to perform much fatiguing, arduous and dangerous service: The alacrity and patience with which you have performed your marches, and your willing submission to a strict discipline, have met my entire approbation.
Camp near Fairfax Seminary Va March 25th 1862 Dear Sister Your kind letters came to hand last night. If found me enjoying tolerably good health. tho’ not as good as I could desire as I have a deep cold and very sore throat which you know is not very agreeable. at home and it is a great deal worse so here.