Archive:Civil War Pension File, Charles Crosby Whitney
From the Civil War Pension File of Charles C. Whitney
Sergeant, Co. F., 15th Connecticut Infantry
Maria S. Whitney, Widow
Invalid’s Application #931578, Certificate #814765
Widow’s Application #745352, Certificate #520763
The National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
On 23 August 1890 from New Haven Co., Connecticut, Charles C. Whitney signed a Declaration for Invalid Pension. He is 61 years old and a resident of Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut. On 6 August 1862 he enrolled as a private in Co. F, 15th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry. He was honorably discharged at New Bern, North Carolina on 27 June, 1865. He is unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of a rupture and heart disease. He was granted a pension.
On 4 June 1898 Charles answered and inquiry from the Bureau of Pensions. He is married to Maria S. Dix Whitney. They were married at Wethersfield, CT on 23 November 1853. A record of the marriage is in the town records of Wethersfield. Neither had been previously married. They have four living children:
Arthur Steven Whitney, b. 20 October 1855
Charles Henry Whitney, b. 7 September 1857
Ada Maria Whitney-McRae, b. 13 March 1862
Alura Eaton Whitney, b. 6 August 1867
On 11 July 1901 from New Haven Co., CT, Maria S. Whitney signed an Application for Accrued Pension, Widows. She is the lawful widow of Charles C. Whitney, who died on 28 June 1901. She was married to said Charles C. Whitney on 23 November 1853 at Wethersfield, CT, and he name before marriage was Maria S. Dix. She resides in Meriden, CT. In a General Affidavit in the same application she states that her husband was born in Gray, Maine, and came to South Meriden in 1850. She was born in Wethersfield, CT, and came to South Meriden in 1849. Her husband had enlisted at So. Meriden, and at that time was 5 feet, 10 inches tall; had a dark complexion; gray eyes; dark hair and no marks or scars. Maria supplied a Certificate of Death for Charles. At the time of his death, he had resided in South Meriden, where he had been a mechanic. His father's name was Stephen Whitney, and he and his parents were all born in Maine. He died of Cerebral Apoplexy and Paralysis. Maria died 11 August 1919.