Thursday, February 9, 2017

General Dutton's America-- Part 3: Civil War

In 1861, Everell Dutton joined the 13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, but he had to leave because of illness.  he joined the 105th Illinois Infantry after he recovered and spent the rest of the war with them as their lieutenant-colonel.

During the war, Sycamore sent 307 men to serve in the Union Army.

Dutton spent four months in Nashville, Tennessee, on the examination board.  His new wife Rosina joined him there.  After he left and rejoined the 105th, she returned to Sycamore.

His house is located in Sycamore by Center Cross Street and West State Street (Ill-64) which serves as Sycamore's main street.  In 2014 it sold for $180,000.  118 Center Cross Street.  The for sale information listed the house as being General Dutton's house.

--Old Secesh

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