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Subject: William Nutting Tuttle - Civil War Vet from Mass. buried in Australia
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 10:56:29 EDT
Union Veterans of the Civil War were offered land grants in Australia
(several of my
Maine ancestors accepted and lived out their lives there. I dont see them
in the burials at the site below but that info is in the Farnsworth book.
is a fine soldier of fine ancestors - from Massachusetts, buried in
VETERANS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
BURIED IN AUSTRALIA
WILLIAM NUTTING TUTTLE, was born about 1844 in the state of Massachusetts.
He had practised photography at Santa Barbara, California before the war and on
December 5, 1863 enlisted at Fort Humboldt, California for military service.
He was officially mustered in as Second Lieutenant in Company D, 1st
Battalion of Mountaineers, California Infantry on March 16, 1864 at Fort Gaston,
California and his period of service was spent in the west during the Civil War.
He was mustered out of service at Fort Humboldt on May 20, 1865. He
continued in the photography profession and arrived in Australia in 1883, opening
photographic studios in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide as well as at other
cities and towns in the eastern states. He was married twice, the second time
being to Elizabeth Alice Oxborough at Sydney on June 20, 1889. Tuttle is
described in one source as being 6 ft. 3 in. tall and of a striking and boisterous
appearance. The last years of his life were spent in country New South Wales.
He died in Sydney on March 7, 1895 of a brain disease.