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Edward Sixtus Hutter - Danville Arsenal Explosion?
Posted by: Anne Evans (ID *****0445) Date: August 10, 2010 at 21:21:23
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Major E. S. Hutter was head of the Danville (Va) Arsenal
during the Civil War.

Edward S. Hutter - Virginia Military Institute Archives, Lexington, Virginia.

Biographical/Historical Information -
Edward Sixtus Hutter was born on September 18, 1839 at the family home, Sanduskey [Sandusky], near Lynchburg, Virginia. He was the son of George Christian Hutter, a United States Army officer, and Harriet Risque. Hutter enrolled at the Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, Virginia) in 1856 and graduated in 1859, standing 5th out of 29 graduates. He subsequently read law with Judge John Brockenbrough in Lexington and then continued his legal education at the University of Virginia. While at the University (1860-1861) he was Captain of a local militia unit known as Captain E. S. Hutter's Company (Southern Guards).

I am looking for more information about the Danville Arsenal Explosion April 11, 1865. (perhaps the 17th)

James O. Voss - was killed in the explosion. He is buried in the Stokesland Cemetery. (Voss Cemetery) The Voss families lived in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Do you have info to share?

Check out the arsenal blog -


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