Id’d Civil War Surgeon’s Apothecary Chest – Surgeon J. F. Hutchinson 107th Pa. Vol. Inf.
Id’d Civil War Surgeon’s Apothecary Chest Surgeon J. F. Hutchinson 107th Pa. Vol. Inf.– This is the best and most complete of this type of war period, surgeon’s, apothecary chest we have had; all of the original, period, medicine bottles, with labels, are present, with the exception of two compartments; each bottle has its original ground glass stopper. In addition, below the jar compartment section, are two ivory-knobbed drawers, each containing war period, ancillary, medical items – ceramic mortar and pestle; three cobalt blue, diminutive, opiate vials; pharmaceutical scales – on the underside of one of the brass scale pans is scratched:
“J. F. Hutchison, 107 P V“
With the scales are the marked counterweights and wood handled, flat-bladed pharmaceutical spatula. The case is constructed of a fine quality walnut, with an inset brass, carrying handle on the top. Both doors of the case open to reveal the interior and the various medications and the two instrument and medical materiel drawers. The case and contents remain in excellent condition.
J. F. Hutchison enlisted in the 107th Pa. Volunteer Infantry in March of 1862, as an Assistant Surgeon; he was promoted to the rank of Surgeon on Sept. 13, 1862. Hutchison remained with the 107th throughout virtually the entire war, mustering out in early March of 1865. The 107th Pa. Vols were engaged in many significant battles during the war, to include: Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Five Forks and the Appomattox Campaign.
Measurements: H – 12”; W – 9.75”; D – 7”
J F. Hutchinson
|Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 3/8/1862 as a Asst Surgeon.
On 3/8/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff PA 107th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 3/8/1865
* Surgeon 9/13/1862
James F Hutchinson
He enlisted in Harrisburg August 15, 1861, but did not muster until March 8, 1862, when he was assigned as assistant surgeon of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted to full surgeon September 13, 1862, and was honorably discharged at the end of his term on March 8, 1865. His wife’s name was Margaret, and he died in Harrisburg December 10, 1875.
Surg 107 PA Inf
107th PA Infantry
( 3-years )
|Organized: Harrisburg, PA on 3/5/62
Mustered Out: 7/13/65 at Washington, DCOfficers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 2
Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 3
Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 106
Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 140
(Source: Fox, Regimental Losses)
|Mar ’62||May ’62||Infantry||Military District of Washington|
|May ’62||Jun ’62||2||Ord’s||Department of Rappahannock|
|Jun ’62||Sep ’62||1||2||3||Army of Virginia|
|Sep ’62||Mar ’64||1||2||1||Army of Potomac|
|Mar ’64||Jun ’64||1||2||5||Army of Potomac|
|Jun ’64||Sep ’64||1||3||5||Army of Potomac|
|Sep ’64||Feb ’65||2||3||5||Army of Potomac|
|Feb ’65||Jul ’65||3||3||5||Army of Potomac||Mustered Out|
107th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
|107th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry|
|Active||February 20, 1862 to July 13, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Cedar Mountain
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Chantilly
Battle of South Mountain
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Mine Run Campaign
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of North Anna
Battle of Totopotomoy Creek
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Hatcher’s Run
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Appomattox Court House
The regiment was attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., to April 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Department of the Rappahannock, to June 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, III Corps, Army of Virginia, to September 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps, to September 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps, to February 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps, to July 1865.
The 107th Pennsylvania Infantry mustered out July 13, 1865.
Left Pennsylvania for Washington, D.C., March 9, 1862. Camp at Kendall Green, defenses of Washington, D.C., until April 2, 1862. Moved to Upton’s Hill April 2; then to Cloud’s Mills, Va., April 16, and duty there until May 11. Guard duty on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad from Manassas to Catlett’s Station. Expedition to Front Royal to intercept Jackson May 28 – June 1. At Front Royal until June 10. At Catlett’s Station, Weaversville, Warrenton, and Waterloo until August 5. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope’s Campaign in northern Virginia August 16 – September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21–23. Rappahannock Station August 24–25. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Second Battle of Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6–24. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16–17. Duty near Sharpsburg, Md., until October 28. Moved to Warrenton October 28 – November 7, then to Falmouth, Va., November 11–19. At Brook’s Station until December 11. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12–15. Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20–24, 1863. At Falmouth and Belle Plains until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27 – May 6. Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek April 29 – May 2. Fitzhugh’s Crossing April 29–30. Chancellorsville May 2–5. Gettysburg Campaign June 11 – July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1–3. Pursuit of Lee July 5–24. Duty along the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9–22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7–8. Mine Run Campaign November 26 – December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6–7, 1864. Reenlisted February 1864. (Veterans on furlough until May 16.) Duty on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad until May. Rapidan Campaign May 4 – June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5–7; Spotsylvania May 8–12; Spotsylvania Court House May 12–21; North Anna River May 23–26; Jericho Ford May 25. On line of the Pamunkey May 26–28. Totopotomoy May 28–31. Cold Harbor June 1–12. Bethesda Church June 1–3. White Oak Swamp June 13. Before Petersburg June 16–18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18–21, 1864. Reconnaissance toward Dinwiddie Court House September 15. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27–28. Warren’s Raid to Hicksford December 7–12. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5–7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28 – April 9. Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 1–12. Grand Review of the Armies May 23. Duty at Washington and Alexandria to July.
The regiment lost a total of 251 men during service; 2 officers and 106 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 140 enlisted men died of disease.
- Colonel Thomas A. Zeigle – died July 16, 1862 at Warrenton, Virginia
- Colonel Thomas Franklin McCoy
- Lieutenant ColonelJames McThomson – commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg until wounded in action on July 1
- MajorHenry J. Shaefer – commanded during the Bristoe Campaign
- CaptainEmanuel D. Roath – commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg after Ltc McThomson was wounded
- Sergeant John C. Delaney, Company I – Medal of Honorrecipient for action at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run
| One Hundred and Seventh Infantry.-Cols. Thomas A. Zeigle,
Thomas F. McCoy, Lieut.-Cols., Robert W. McAllen, James
MacThomson, Henry J. Sheafer, Edwin E. Zeigler, Majs., Jacob
Forney, James MacThomson, Henry J. Sheafer, Edwin E. Zeigler.
The 107th was recruited in the counties of Franklin, York
Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon’ Lancaster, Schuylkill, Luzerne,
Mifflin, Juniata, Bedford and Fulton, and was mustered into
the U. S. service at Harrisburg, March 5, 1862, for a three
years, term. Four days later it proceeded to Washington, then
to Cloud’s mills, where it was assigned on April 16, to
Duryea’s brigade, Ord’s division, McDowell’s corps. In May it
was posted on the Orange & Alexandria railroad to guard the
portion between Manassas and Catlett’s station. On the 28th
it was sent to Front Royal, but returned to Catlett’s station
and remained there until Aug. 5, when it joined Gen Pope’s
army at Culpeper. It was held in reserve at Cedar mountain
but was active at Bull Run, sustaining heavy loss. It was
then attached to the 1st corps, under Gen. Hooker, supported
the reserves at South mountain, and was hotly engaged at
Antietam, losing 64 men killed or wounded out of 190 engaged.
On Oct. 25, camp was established at Brook’s station, which the
troops left to participate in the battle of Fredericksburg and
the “Mud March,” after which they returned to their winter
quarters. On April 28, 1863, they broke camp for the
Chancellorsville movement, returning again to camp on May 6.
At Gettysburg the loss in killed and wounded was heavy and 100
of the 107th were captured by the enemy, many dying in prison.
The regiment moved south with the army, joined in the Mine Run
campaign, and went into winter quarters at Mitchell’s station,
where it was constantly employed on picket and guard duty. The
2nd division, to which it belonged, was now made a part of the
5th corps under Gen. Warren. In Feb., 1864, almost all the
members of the regiment reenlisted but failed to receive their
veteran furlough until April. They rejoined the army on May
l5, and were almost daily engaged in the actions of the Army
of the Potomac until it reached Petersburg. For gallant
defense of its position on May 13, the regiment was specially
thanked by Gen. Crawford. In August it met the enemy at the
Weldon railroad and 145 men and 6 officers were captured.
Private Solomon Hottenstein, while under guard of a N. C.
regiment, led 300 other prisoners in an attack upon their
guard by which they succeeded in escaping and bringing the
guard into the Union lines as prisoners, for which gallant act
he received a thirty days, furlough and a medal of honor. The
regiment joined in the movements to Poplar Spring Church,
Hatcher’s run, the raid on the Weldon railroad in December and
action at Dabney’s mill in Feb., 1865, when it was attached to
the 3rd brigade. On March 31, it met the enemy on the Boydton
plank road and on April 1, took part in the engagement at Five
Forks. After the fall of Petersburg it was posted for a time
on the South Side railroad near Nottoway Court House and then
returned to Washington, where it participated in the grand
review and was mustered out on July 13, 1865.
107th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The monument to the 107th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment is northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue. (Doubleday – Robinson Avenues tour map) A marker showing the position of the regiment on July 2nd is south of town next to the Bryan farm on Hancock Avenue (Hancock Avenue at Ziegler’s Grove tour map)
The 107th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel James McThomson. He was wounded on July 1st, and Captain Emanuel D. Roath then took command.
107th Pa. Vols Gettysburg Monument Inscription:
107th Penna. Infantry
1st Brig. 2d Div. 1st Corps
July 1. The regiment fought here
from 1 P.M. until the Corps retired and
then took position on the left of
Cemetery Hill. In the evening of the
2d. moved to the left to support the
Second Corps, and after the repulse of
the enemy returned to former position.
On the 3d. moved several times to
reinforce different parts of the line.
From the left side of the monument:
Present at Gettysburg
25 officers 230 enlisted men.
Killed and died of wounds 16 men,
Wounded 8 officers 43 men,
Captured or missing 6 officers 92 men,
Total loss 165.
From the right side of the monument:
Mustered in Feb. and March 1862,
Re-enlisted Feb. and March 1864.
Mustered out July 13, 1865.
Location of the monument to the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg
The main monument to the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry is northwest of Gettysburg on the west side of Doubleday Avenue about 0.2 mile south of Mummasburg Road. (39°50’30.8″N 77°14’33.8″W)
Position marker for the 107th Pennsylvania along Hancock Avenue
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments …
By Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battle-field Commission
The 107th Regiment
occupied this position
during a part of July 2nd 1863.
Went into action July 1st
with 255 officers and men.
Lost during the three days
in killed, wounded and missing
Location of the position marker for the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg
The marker showing the position of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry on July 2 is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Hancock Avenue 80 feet north of the Bryan farmhouse. (39°48’56.9″N 77°14’07.0″W)
107th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
The 107th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 106 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 140 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument and a marker at Gettysburg.
|February 20 -March 8||Organized at Harrisburg under Colonel Thomas A. Ziegle|
|March 9||Left State for Washington, D.C.; Camp at Kendall Green, Defenses of Washington, D.C.|
|April 2||Moved to Upton’s Hill. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock|
|April 16||To Cloud’s Mills, Va.|
|May 11||Guard duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad from Manassas to Catlett’s Station.|
|May 28-June 1||Expedition to Front Royal to intercept Jackson. Atached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia|
|June 2-10||At Front Royal|
|June-August||At Catlett’s Station, Weaversville, Warrenton and Waterloo|
Battle of Cedar Mountain
|August 16-September 2||Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia|
|August 21-23||Fords of the Rappahannock|
|August 24-25||Rappahannock Station|
|August 28||Thoroughfare Gap|
Second Battle of Bull Run
|September 6-24||Maryland Campaign. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
Battle of South Mountain
Early in the morning Duryea’s Brigade moved from its bivouac in the Poffenberger Woods, on the Smoketown Road. Forming in column of Divisions it obliqued right until near J. Poffenberger’s when it marched south through the North Woods, passed the right of Hartsuff’s Brigade and between Pennsylvania Light Battery F (Matthews’) and Pennsylvania Light Battery C (Thompson’s), in position on the high ground between D. R. Miller’s and the East Woods. Arriving at the Cornfield fence the Brigade deployed and moved through the Cornfield to its south edge (75 yards distant) when it encountered the Confederate line, which was about 145 to 160 yards south of this. In less than a half hour the left of the Brigade was withdrawn, the right remained a few minutes longer when it fell back. Portions of the Brigade rallied and made another advance part way through the Cornfield, but fell back as Hartsuff’s Brigade came into action.
|September-October||Duty near Sharpsburg, Md.|
|October 28-November 7||Moved to Warrenton|
|November 11-19||To Falmouth, Va.|
|November||At Brook’s Station|
Battle of Fredericksburg
|January 20-24,||Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”|
|February-April||At Falmouth and Belle Plains|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek|
|April 29-30||Fitzhugh’s Crossing|
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
The regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel James M. Thomson until he was wounded on July 1. Captain Emanuel D. Roath then took command. The 107th brought 255 men to the field, losing 11 killed, 56 wounded and 98 missing.
From the monument on Doubleday Avenue at Gettysburg:
July 1. The regiment fought here from 1 P.M. until the Corps retired and then took position on the left of Cemetery Hill. In the evening of 2d. moved to the left to support the Second Corps, and after the repulse of the enemy returned to former position. On the 3d. moved several times to reinforce different parts of the line.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|August – October||Duty along the Rappahannock|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 26-December 2||Mine Run Campaign|
|February 6-7||Demonstration on the Rapidan|
|February||Reenlisted. Veterans absent until May 16.|
|February-May||Duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad|
|March||Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|May 4-June 12||Rapidan Campaign|
|May 23-26||Battle of North Anna River|
|May 25||Jericho Ford|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
|June 1-3||Bethesda Church|
|June 13||White Oak Swamp|
First Assault on Petersburg
Beginning of Siege of Petersburg. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps
|August 18-21||Weldon Railroad|
|September 15||Reconnaissance toward Dinwiddie Court House. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps|
|October 27-28||Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run|
|December 7-12||Warren’s Raid to Hicksford|
|February 5-7||Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps|
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
|March 29||Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run|
|March 31||White Oak Road|
|April 1||Five Forks|
Appomattox Court House
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|May 1-12||Moved to Washington, D.C.|
|May 23||Grand Review|
|June-July||Duty at Washington and Alexandria|
|July 13||Mustered out|