Ebenezer Hutchins enlisted in Linden, New York on September 20, 1861 as a Private in Co. A of the 9th Regiment New York Cavalry; he was mustered out April 7, 1862 at Washington, D. C.
He was born about 1832 in Windham, Connecticut, probably to James and Lucretia (Jennings) Hutchins. In the1860 U.S. census in Hampton, he is a 28 year old farm laborer in the household of James Hutchins. George Hutchins, a probable brother is a 15 year old in the same household; he served in the Civil War in the 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Ebenezer Hutchins married Jane E. Hibbard about 1870 and moved to the province of Ontario in Canada before the 1871 Canadian National Census. He is enumerated in Lake Vernon, Muskoka in Ontario. Lucretia Hutchins, his widowed mother, is living in the previous household that is headed by his brother George Hutchins. Children include: Unine (Eunice?) E. Hutchins, born about 1866 and Louisa Jane Hutchins, born March 17, 1872. Ebenezer was a farmer and is not found in the 1880 United States or the 1881 Canadian censuses. He had moved from Canada to Mansfield, Connecticut between 1873 and 1893.
On March 26, 1863, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 15,387 that was granted under certificate No. 474,130.
Ebenezer Hutchins died on February 7, 1893 in Mansfield and he is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.