On March 19 at midnight the spirit of James A. Hutcheson, Confederate veteran, of Staunton, Va., passed over to join his comrades on the eternal camping ground.
James Alexander Hutcheson enlisted in October, 1862, in Company E, 5th Virginia Infantry, and became a member of the famous Stonewall Brigade. He served for two years, fighting in all the brigade's engagements in that time. In September, 1864, he was captured by Custer's men and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, there to remain until June, 1865. Mr. Hutcheson was a man past seventy-seven years, a Christian and a gentleman, a man beloved by family and friends. His wife died some ago, but a number of children and grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of one of the best of fathers. Loyalty to his country, to Virginia, and to his friends was characteristic of him. His life was one of integrity, faithfulness, and purity, the consolation of a Christian remains to his children.
He is just away.
With a loving smile and a wave of the hand
He has wondered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very far
It needs must be since he lingers there."
SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1922.
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