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Hutcheson, james Alexander
JAMES ALEXANDER HUTCHESON.
On March 19 at midnight the spirit of James A. Hutcheson, Confederate veteran, of Staunton, Va., passed over to join his comrades on the eternal camping ground.
James Alexander Hutcheson enlisted in October, 1862, in Company E, 5th Virginia Infantry, and became a member of the famous Stonewall Brigade. He served for two years, fighting in all the brigade's engagements in that time. In September, 1864, he was captured by Custer's men and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, there to remain until June, 1865. Mr. Hutcheson was a man past seventy-seven years, a Christian and a gentleman, a man beloved by family and friends. His wife died some years ago, but a number of children and grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of one of the best of fathers. Loyalty to his country, to Virginia, and to his friends was characteristic of him. His life was one of integrity, faithfulness, and purity, and the consolation of a Christian remains to his children.
"I cannot say, and I will not say, that he is dead. He is just away.
With a loving smile and a wave of the hand He has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers there."
Confederate Veteran, Jun 1922