81st Indiana soldier, 1st Lt. Tuttle, survives Franklin and returns to Utica

Leonard H. Tuttle enlisted into Co. B, 81st Indiana Regiment in 1862. Was promoted to 1st Lt. in Oct. of ’64 and Capt. in Dec. of ’64. The 81st was mustered in at New Albany in Aug. 1862. They saw their first major battle at Stone River with later engagements at Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill, Buzzards Roost Gap, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Bald Knob, Kingston, Kennesaw Mountain, Chattahoochee River, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, Lovejoy Station, Jonesboro, Franklin, and finally Nashville. The 81st lost 236 men killed.

The 81st Indiana fought in Kimball’s Division, 4th Corps at Franklin alongside:

1st Brigade   Col Isaac M. Kirby
(K-2, W-8, M-4 =14)

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