★  Cutler, Lysander

Lysander “Gray Wolf” Cutler

Born: February 16, 1807

Birthplace: Royalston, Massachusetts

Father: Tarrant Cutler 1771 – 1842
(Buried: Old Centre Cemetery, Royalston, Massachusetts)​

Mother: Lydia Whitney 1776 – 1855
(Buried: Old Centre Cemetery, Royalston, Massachusetts)​

Wife: Catherine Walker Bassett 1808 – 1888
(Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)​


William Graham Cutler 1831 – 1916​
(Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)​

Occupation before War:

Schoolmaster in Dexter, Maine​
Colonel in the Maine State Militia​
Owner of Woolen Mill, Foundry, Flourmill and Saw Mill in Maine​
Investor in Factories and tenement housing​
Director of a Railroad Company​
Trustee of Tufts College​
1841: Maine State Senator​
1843 – 1853: Owner of a Woolen Mill that Burned in 1853​
1857: became 100% financially ruined​
Claims Investigator for a Mining Company in Wisconsin​
Founder and Owner of a Grain Business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin​
Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 6th​ Wisconsin Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
Alienated his junior officers by making them take exams on military​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Wounded in the right thigh at the fighting at Brawner’s Farm​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Lightly engaged at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Heavily engaged at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Had two horses shot from under him at Gettysburg retreat​
1864: Assumed Division Command at the Battle of Wilderness, Virginia​
1864: Division Commander during the Overland Campaign​
1864: Served in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Struck in face and badly disfigured Battle of Globe Tavern​
1864 – 1865: Administrator of the draft in Jackson, Michigan​
1865: Brevetted to the rank of Major General for his service​
1865: Resigned from the Union Army on June 30th
Occupation after War:

1865 – 1866: Suffered from Bad Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin​
Invalid needing assistance he suffered from his thigh wound​
1866: Had a small stroke paralyzing his right leg on July 19th
1866: Suffered another stroke causing him to suffer from hemiplegia of his right side​

Died: July 30, 1866

Place of Death: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cause of Death: Died from the effects of his stroke on July 25th

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Burial Place: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Last edited by a moderator:

Tom Elmore

1st Lieutenant
Member of the Year
Jan 16, 2015
[At Gettysburg on July 1, 1863] "Gen. Cutler had one horse killed on the railroad and another horse wounded in town. ... [All total on his staff,] there were nine horses killed and wounded during the day." (History of the Seventy-Sixth New York Volunteers, by A. P. Smith)

Similar threads