Archive:Civil War Pension File, Ephraim Whitney
From the Civil War Pension File of Ephraim Whitney
Private, Co. B, 6th Minnesota Infantry and
Company C, Brackett’s Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry
Invalid’s Application #919557, Certificate #1037979
The National Archives Building
On 6 June 1907 from Hennepin Co., Minnesota, Ephraim Whitney signed a Declaration for Pension under the Act of 6 February 1907. He had been pensioned under the Act of 1890. He is 66 1/12 years old and a resident of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota. He had been enrolled at Fort Snelling, Minnesota on 1 March 1864 as a private in Co. C. Brackett’s Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry. He was honorably discharged at Fort Snelling on 24 May 1866. He had also served in Co. B, 6th Regiment of Minnesota Volunteer Infantry from 12 August 1862 to 1 February (sic) 1863. His personal description at the time of his enrollment was: 5 feet 7 inches in height; light complexion; blue eyes; light hair. He was born 19 March 1841 in Northfield, Washington Co., Maine. Since leaving the service he has resided in Minneapolis. His address is 720 Jackson St., NE, Minneapolis. His signature is attested by James Hankinson and William Fairburn of Minneapolis.
The War Department returned to the Commissioner of Pensions the information that Ephraim’s place of birth was Machias, Maine. He had been a lumberman prior to his service. His discharge date was 19 January 1863 from the 6th Minnesota Infantry.
On 30 August 1915, Ephraim answered and inquiry from the Bureau of Pensions. He was born in Machias, Maine on 19 March 1841. At the time of his enlistment, he was a resident of St. Anthony Falls, Minnesota. His wife’s full and maiden name is Mary Minchin Whitney. They were married at St. Paul, Minnesota on 6 December 1863 by F. Strothin, J.P. There is no official or church record of the marriage. Neither had been previously married, and they now reside together. Their children are:
Irene J. Whitney, born 1 May 1867
James O. Whitney, born 7 August 1869
Thomas H. Whitney, born 14 June 1872
Laura M. Whitney, born 20 July 1880
Ephraim Whitney was last paid at $50.00 per month, and was dropped from the roll due to his death on 3 August 1921. He was a resident of the Soldiers Home in Minneapolis.