2 Original CAPT HUGH HUTCHINS 117th US COLORED TROOPS Civil War SIGNED CDV PHOTO. The "ebayPRYANKEE" watermark shown across the images is NOT on the actual photos. Fresh from a local estate. HUTCHINS, Company F, 117th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry. Hutchins has signed each cdv: H.
Backsides of photographs are blank. Each photo is untrimmed, and measures approximately 2 1/2" x 4". These display beautifully, with excellent focus and contrast. No rips, tears, holes, creases, folds, or repairs. Again, these are original vintage photographs with authentic autographs, not a copy or reproduction!
Although a cursory online search turned up no birth or death records for Hutchins, I did find the following information. According to volume XVI of the JOURNAL OF THE EXECUTIVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, on December 3rd, 1867, Hugh M.Hutchins, late captain of the One hundred and seventeenth Regiment United States Colored Troops, for faithful and meritorious services during the war, to date from March 13, 1865 was appointed by the Secretary of War ANDREW JOHNSON, to be major by brevet in the Volunteer force. S May 12, 1865, mutiny at Camp Lincoln, Virginia, a reaction against Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Hutchins disciplining all sixty men of Company H for four or five men's sloppiness during a dress parade, was the company's white commander. Using'contemptuous and disrespectful language' toward his superior, Major Edward Bacon, Captain Frank Doggett, who considered himself his men? S'friend,' protested the order for his company to remain standing at attention on the parade ground. He objected'to that manner of punishing a whole company for what a few have done' and demanded the authority to dismiss every non-offender. For'criticizing the discipline of his commanding officer' in ear-shot of enlisted men and other officers, his court-martial charged him with inciting and encouraging mutiny. When a rowdy crowd of armed soldiers with fixed bayonets from the rest of the regiment subsequently formed to protest the mass reprimand and Doggett led his company back to its quarters, Major Bacon accused the captain of failing to participate in the effort to suppress the mutiny. For voicing his opposition to the excessive disciplining of the black rank-and-file during the early postbellum period, Captain Doggett received a conviction and dishonorable discharge. All items are from a smoke-free home. I take extra care in packing, and you will never find inked newspaper touching your new treasures. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates.
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