I have a question about Lt John Hutchinson of the 3rd Vermont


Oct 5, 2021
I am the proud owner of his six inch barrel barrel model 1849. It was issued to him by the State of Vermont.

I do not quite understand his career though.

This is his obituary-http://www.civilwarsignals.org/brown/signalmen/336/jhhutchinsonobit.pdf

It indicates he joined the signal corp around July of 1861 and he served with it until May of 1863. It also indicates he an aide de camp of General McClellan.

How did he do both things?

My thought is he might have been use to send messages but he also was used in the field to send and receive messages.

Does this seem plausible?