Archive:Civil War Pension File, Henry A. Whitney

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Civil War Pension File of Henry A. Whitney
Widow: Marrietta L. Whitney
Widow Applic. # 825393 Cert. # 620808
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

He is identified as William Henry A.8 Whitney (Peleg Tallman7, Benjamin6, Abraham5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1).

Private, Co. A, 15th Maine Infantry

Henry enlisted on 31 December 1861 at Augusta, Maine. He was discharged at some point for health reasons, and reenlisted 25 January 1864. He was discharged 5 July 1866 at Charleston, S.C.

Henry married Marrietta Lockwood on 28 November 1867 at Orono, Penobscot Co., Maine. They were married by Rev. James W. Day. They resided in Orono until 1870, when they moved to Bangor, Maine. They had one daughter, born 13 December 1869. Her married name was Mary W. McKechnie.

Henry was a passenger conductor for the Maine Central Railroad for many years, until his health failed. He then travelled selling mill supplies for Snow and Nealley Co. of Bangor, ME. His death certificate says he died at Bangor on March 11, 1905. He died of chronic malaria including the liver, spleen and kidneys, as well as chronic colitis. These illnesses were contacted in New Orleans, LA in July of 1863.

Marrietta L. Whitney applied for a pension 30 March 1905. Her residence was 294 Main St., Bangor, ME. She kept a lodging house. She died 15 April 1915.

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

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