Archive:Civil War Pension File, Hezekiah H. Whitney
Civil War Pension File of Hezekiah H. Whitney
Widow: Martha E. Whitney
Widow Applic. # 867914 Cert. # 632660
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Company B, 19th Maine Infantry.
Hezekiah H. Whitney enlisted in the US Army July 21, 1862 in Lincolnville, Waldo Co., Maine. He was mustered into the Army at Bath, Maine 25 August 1862. He was discharged 6 July 1865, place not designated. He had married Martha E. Maddox in Lincolnville 15 October 1858. They were married by S. M. Dutton, Esq. Intentions had been filed in Lincolnville 25 September 1858, and were certified 13 October 1858.
While in the Army, Hezekiah had suffered from typhoid fever, and as a result, had kidney problems, including life-long hematuria. He contracted the typhoid fever at Bolivar Heights, VA, in September of 1862. He was subsequently hospitalized at Harper's Ferry, VA. A physical description from a medical examination report in 1875 says he was 6 feet tall, weighed 130 pounds, and was light complected.
After discharge in 1865, Hezekiah and family lived in Lincolnville, Maine. In 1869, Hezekiah bought a small farm in Milo, Piscataquis Co., Maine. His neighbors in Milo testified that at the time he moved there, Hezekiah was a very ill man. Sometime thereafter, the family moved to a farm in Appleton, Knox Co., Maine. It was there that he died, 10 March 1907. The death certificate for Hezekiah provides the following: he was 70 years, 10 months, 12 days old at his death. (That makes his date of birth 28 April 1836, KLW). He was born in Lagrange, Maine, and his occupation was farmer. His father was Sedate Whitney, born in Leeds, Maine, and his mother was Dolly Heal, born in Brighton, Maine. He died of debility from the kidney problems caused by typhoid fever.
A widow's claim for pension benefits were filed by Martha E. Whitney from Appleton, Knox Co., Maine on 12 April 1907, and she died 10 November 1915.