Death: 22 July 1863
Burial: 26 July 1863
Civil War Information
Second Pennsylvania Regiment (Blue Reserves), Company F
Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)
Date: Saturday 25, July 1863
Obituary Reads: McNutt - Died in the hospital, at Hagerstown, on the 22nd inst, of wounds received while gallantly fighting for his country, at Hagerstown, in the battle of the 13inst, Robert McNutt, aged 19 years 2 months and 13 days. With the most poignant grief do we record the tail of this brave and gallant soldier. When our state was invaded by the enemy, and the Governor issued his call for troops to repel them, Robert was one of the first to respond. He enlisted for six months in Co. F, Capt. Chas C Conley, Second Regiment Blue Reserves, and with it happened to Harrisburg. The doings and gallantry of the regiment are too well known to need any word of ours. After engaging the enemy at Carlisle, and being the nrst Regiment to enter it, they were forwarded to Hagerstown where they again fell in with the Rebels, and, once in action, they could not be restrained, even through the order was given three times to fall back, till they had driven the foe from the field. But alas! our friend, who was the bravest of the brave, who was foremost among us companions; alas! for our noble hero, shot through the left lung. Thus fell one who had won the respect and adoration of not only his own company, but of the whole regiment. He won, too, and received the commendation of his Colonel and all his officers, who were unanimous in their request that, if possible, his body should be kept until the regiment should return and attend the funeral.
At home he was a dutiful son, and affectionate brother, a kind friend, and beloved by all who knew him. We do no more than our duty in penning this last tribute to his memory. Well may Philadelphia his parents and his regiment, be proud of this young man, the only on fatal casualty of the organization.
The relatives and friends of the family, the Second Regiment Blue Reserves, Col. W. Taylor, and the Degree Church, Calets of Temperance and the Order in general, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his parents, Salmon street below Cumberland, Richmond (Ninteenth Ward), on Sunday afternoon, the 30th inst, at 3 o'clock. To proceed to Franklin Cemetery.
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