In 1863, he enlisted at Brooklyn on June 19, was immediately commissioned into the 52nd Regiment as a second lieutenant, and mustered out at Brooklyn after the termination of his 30 day enlistment on July 25.As per his obituary in the New York Tribune, he joined the woolen firm of John Mott & Co. Private, 62 Alabama Infantry, Company A, Confederate States of America.His muster roll notes that he was 17 years old, was present in August, and was never paid. A native of New York, Suttie enlisted on May 28, 1861, as a private, and mustered into the 71st Pennsylvania. Born in Sussex County, New Jersey, he was a 1832 graduate of Rutgers College and received a degree from the Union Theological Seminary in 1857.Further details related to his service are unknown. He was promoted the following year to sergeant, on May 1, and two years later, he mustered out at Philadelphia on July 2, 1864. According to the census of 1860, he was a minister who owned real estate worth ,000 and had a personal worth of ,000.
Sumner is listed in the Bellevue College Medical College’s annual catalogue of students for 1873-1874; he studied at University Medical College before that. Suttie was living at 130 East 138th Street in Manhattan at the time of his death. Sutton was 5’5¾” tall with gray eyes, brown hair and a light complexion when he entered service.
In 1885, he was a physician living at 507 Clinton Street in Brooklyn as per the Brooklyn Directory with an office at 28 West 28. Second lieutenant, 55th New York Infantry, Companies I and E; 38th New York Infantry, Company G; 40th New York Infantry. Born in Wells, New York, Sutherland was a lumberman who was 5′ 6″ tall with light hair, gray eyes and fair complexion at the time of his enlistment as a private at Johnstown, New York, on May 7, 1861. After enlisting as a chaplain at New York City on March 6, 1862, he was commissioned into the Field and Staff of the 102nd New York two days later. His obituary in the New York Herald states that after his discharge, he was active with the United States Christian Commission, an organization that catered to the spiritual and emotional needs of soldiers through hospital and relief work.
He died of an apparent stroke while making rounds with his driver and carriage and could not be revived. Second lieutenant, 52nd Regiment, New York State National Guard, Company G.
His last address was 130 Clinton Street in Brooklyn. Sumner, a native of Milford, Massachusetts, was a descendant on his mother’s side of Revolutionary War patriot Samuel Adams.
In 1863, he opened a medical practice in Brooklyn and was associated with the Homeopathic Hospital on Cumberland Street in Brooklyn where he served on the Board of Trustees.
According to his obituary in the Brooklyn Standard Union, he served as surgeon in the Navy during the Civil War, although there are no details.