Archive:Civil War Pension File, Edmund W. Whitney

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Civil War Pension File of Edmund W. Whitney
Widow: Mary B. Whitney
Widow Applic. # 548251 Cert. # 408795
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

He is identified as Edmund Westcott8 Whitney (William W.7, Samuel6, Isaac5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1).

Private, Co. L, 1st Maine Cavalry

Edmund W. Whitney enlisted in the Army 18 February 1862. He was discharged 1 March 1865. On 12 December 1863, while on a raid on Richmond, Virginia, he was thrown from his horse, and was dragged. His left knee was injured, and was the disability for which he was granted a disability pension. At age 41, a physical examination revealed that he was 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighed 140 pounds, was dark complected, was deaf in both ears, and suffered from catarrah. He had brown hair and blue eyes.

His marriage certificate indicates that on 29 October 1872 in Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine, he married Mary B. Orr. Both were residents of Lewiston, ME at the time. They were married by G.P. Matthews, Pasor of Spring Street Baptist Church. Sometime after marriage, and certainly by 1877, they moved to Strong, Franklin Co., ME.

Edmund had one child alive at the time of application: Carroll E. Whitney, born 26 September 1884. Edmund died at Strong, Maine 26 March 1892. Subsequent to his death, his widow Mary lived in Farmington, Franklin Co., Maine, from where she filed an application for pension benefit in May of 1892. Mary died 22 June 1905.

Copyright © 2006, Kenneth L. Whitney and the Whitney Research Group

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