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Here is some information. Here is where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57800355/george-t.-hutchinson
Also is the pension index card
Name: George T Hutchinson Enlistment Date: 20 Sep 1862 Enlistment Rank: Qtr Master Serg Muster Date: 7 Jan 1863 Muster Place: Illinois Muster Company: K Muster Regiment: 14th Cavalry Muster Regiment Type: Cavalry Muster Information: Enlisted Muster Out Date: 11 May 1865 Muster Out Information: Mustered Out Side of War: Union Survived War?: Yes Residence Place: Sheulbyville, Illinois Title: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
Thank you so much. I don’t know if this is in the purview of what you are able to suggest but if have his letters to his wife and I think they should belong in a museum of some sort or if the National Archives would like original or copies. Thank so much for your help!
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Dear Mr. Pearson,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes a digitized index card for Hutchinson, George T - Unit: 14th Cavalry, Company: K - Enlistment Rank: Q M Sergt, Discharge Rank: 1 Sergt. This card may be viewed through the Catalog. The index card indicates that there should be a Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) for him in the record series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in Record Group 94. Unfortunately, the records for most Illinois Volunteers have not been microfilmed or digitized.
In addition to the service records, the pension index card shared by Mr. Schneider indicate that there should be a pension file for George T. Hutchinson. However, his pension file has not been digitized.
To order service and pension records that have not already been digitized, please fill out a NATF Form 86 for the service records and a NATF Form 85 for the pension records and mail the completed forms to the address listed on the form. Please include copies of the service record and pension index cards with your orders. For more information see Requesting Copies of Older (pre-WWI) Military Service Records.
Please note that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has suspended reproduction and digitization services until further notice due to COVID-19. As part of this suspension, the option to request service and pension files through eservices.archives.gov has been turned off. However, you may still submit orders via mail. Orders will not be serviced until operations can resume safely. Once operations resume, document reproduction requests will be filled in the order in which they were received. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Next, we located Carded Medical Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the Mexican and Civil Wars, 1846 - 1865 in Record Group 94 that may have a record for him if he was treated in a hospital. We also located the series Regimental and Company Books of Civil War Volunteer Union Organizations, 1861 - 1867 in Record Group 94 that include file units titled Regimental and Company Books of the 14th Illinois Cavalry Regiment. In regards to hospital records, we located Field Records of Hospitals, 1821 - 1912 and Registers of Patients in Hospitals, ca. 1860 - ca. 1919 in Record Group 94 that includes information pertaining to individual patients. For more information about these non-digitized records and other Civil War era military records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
For Union volunteer units raised by Illinois, there may be additional information in the custody of the Illinois State Archives, the Illinois State Library, the Illinois State Military Museum, the Illinois State Museum and the Illinois State Historical Society. Additionally, the American Civil War Museum may be able to offer assistance.
In regards to donating the letters, please contact the organizations we listed above. Also, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (not affiliated with the National Archives) includes collections of the former Illinois State Historical Library and has records and correspondence from many Illinois families in addition to their materials related to President Lincoln. Another option to consider is the Center for American War Letters. Lastly, local historical societies, museums and other organizations may be interested in the letters. We suggest reviewing the web page Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository from the Society of American Archivists for information about some of the considerations involved in donating family papers.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you SOOOOOO much