From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Hutter '63

Date of birth: March 21, 1843

Date of death: March 8, 1862

Age: 18

Lucky Bag

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Naval Academy Register

William C. Hutter was admitted to the Naval Academy from Virginia on October 25, 1859 at age 16 years 7 months.


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William was killed on March 8, 1862 while aboard CSS Beaufort in the Battle of Hampton Roads. William was stationed on CSS Raleigh (1861), but was aboard CSS Beaufort when he was killed.

He resigned from the Naval Academy on April 20, 1861 and was appointed an acting midshipman in the Confederate States Navy on June 21.

He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.

He is buried in Virginia.

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James Taylor '60 was also killed in this engagement.

Confederates in Memorial Hall

This alumni is included on this site because he is listed in Memorial Hall. We do not feel this is appropriate—these men took up arms against the same constitution they'd once sworn to support and defend—and we have engaged with the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Alumni Association to correct these and other errors.

Class of 1863

William is one of 14 members of the Class of 1863 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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