Joseph J. Tuttle papers  1831-1963 (bulk 1854-1918)
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Tuttle, Joseph J., 1838-1918

Rank : Corporal (October 1863)

Regiment : 5th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Co. H (1862-1865)

Service : 1862 August 16-1865 July 5

Joseph Jesse Tuttle was born July 26, 1838 to Jesse Tuttle of (Pennsylvania) and Martha Ross. He was born in Walled Lake (Commerce Township), Michigan, and enrolled in the Union Army on August 16, 1862. He was mustered into service to company H, 5th regiment, Michigan Cavalry on August 30, 1862 and was promoted to Corporal in October 1863. The 5th regiment, Michigan Cavalry was a part of Custer's Brigade and fought in the Battle of Antietam (1862), the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), the Battle of the Wilderness (1864), and the Battle of Trevilian Station (1864). On June 11, 1864, he was taken prisoner at Trevilian Station, Virginia, and was confined in Andersonville, Georgia. He was exchanged on November 17, 1864, at Savannah, Georgia. Around the time of the exchange, he became ill and was admitted to St. John's College Hospital. After he partially regained his health, he was moved to St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he remained until June 13, 1865, when he was transfered to Harpers U.S. General Hospital also in Detroit, Michigan. He received an honorable discharge from the army on July 5, 1865 and resumed his previous occupation as a farmer. On February 18, 1869 he was married to Sarah Jane Gould. His children's names were May, George, and Blanche Tuttle. Sarah (Gould) Tuttle died on June 8, 1887. Joseph Tuttle was married again on August 21, 1893 to Kittie E. Hulett, who passed away May 18, 1907. Joseph Jesse Tuttle died on August 12, 1918.