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Name:Edward Sixtus Hutter
Affiliation:Class of 1859
Biography & Genealogy:Edward Sixtus Hutter, Class of 1859: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 18, 1839 on his father's plantation "Sandusky" near Lynchburg, Va. Father- George Christian Hutter (U.S. Army officer); Mother- Harriet James Risque. Pat. Grandfather- Christian Jacob Hutter (b. Germany, 1771); Pat. Grandmother- Maria Magdalen Huber. Mat. Grandfather- Major James B. Risque; Mat. Grandmother- Adeline Hennerly. Married- Nannie Langhorne on Dec. 19, 1861. Children- 1- Elizabeth Dabney Hutter, who married John Davis Christian; 2- Harriet Risque Hutter, who married Heyward Middleton Gibbes; 3- Ann Scott Hutter, who married Robert Edley Craighill; 4- Lucy Boyd Hutter, who married Thomas Rush Ragland; 5- Edna Houston Hutter, who married Stephen Halsey Meem. 6- E. Risque Hutter; 7- George Hutter. 8- Catherine Walker Hutter died in infancy. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 24, 1855; Graduated July 4, 1859, standing 5th in a Class of 29. Also attended Law School at the University of Va. 1860-61. Military Record: While at UVa. was Captain of a local unit (Southern Guards) 1860-61; his company served briefly at Harper's Ferry April- May 1861; after unit disbanded May 8, 1861, he was appointed 1st Lieut. in the Provisional Army of Va.; briefly on recruiting duty, then aide to Brig. Gen. R. S. Garnett; after Garnett's death he was Volunteer Aide- de- Camp to Brig. Gen. (later Maj. Gen.) J. E. B. Stuart and performed artillery and engineering duties; Appointed 2nd Lieut. Cavalry Reserve Army of Confederate States Oct. 9, 1861; ordered to Danville, Va. April 1862 to establish facilities for storing weapons and supplies and to inspect small arms made in vicinity; promoted to 1st Lieut. Sept. 9, 1862, then to Captain Sept. 13, 1862; in Capt. W.H. Otey's Company of Va. Light Artillery, Local Defense Troops in late 1864 (company formed from Danville Arsenal employees) promoted to Major Dec. 29, 1864; Commanded Danville Arsenal. Careers: Civil Engineer; Insurance salesman. Died: June 22, 1904, Pittsville, Pittsylvania County, VA, while visiting his sons. Funeral and burial in Lynchburg, VA. Other: Brother of James R. Hutter, Class of 1860.
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