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[Original Photograph](https://imgur.com/h0zqqo6) taken by Nelson or Roswell Moore and was provided by The Library of Congress.
Hutchings was born in York, York County, Maine, (then Massachusetts,) in 1764. He enlisted at the age of fifteen for the coast defense of his own state; and this was the only service in which he was engaged during the war. The only fighting which he saw was at the siege of Castine, where he was taken prisoner; but the British, declaring it a shame to hold as prisoner one so young, promptly released him.
Hutchings passed away in 1866 at the age of 102.
It’s crazy to think that someone in a photograph from 1864 is considered old in relation to an event that occurred nearly 100 years prior.
This may be the only picture I’ve seen of a Revolutionary War veteran. There must be more? It’s fascinating that those eyes saw the redcoats in America.
Amazing that some people saw the founding of the United States only to live long enough to see that country torn apart.