Archive:Civil War Pension File, Peter S. Whitney
Civil War Pension File of Peter S. Whitney
Invalid Applic. # 502537 Cert. # None
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
He is identified as Peter Samuel9 Whitney, son of Thomas G.8 and Thankful (Blethen) Whitney (Ephraim7, Moses6, Ephraim5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1). Thomas G. Whitney's wife Thankful Blethen was the daughter of Increase and Isabella5 (Whitney) Blethen (Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1).
Not Certified: did not serve 90 days.
Peter S. Whitney was born in Raymond, Maine 14 April 1834. Prior to enlistment in the Army, he was a river driver, living in Naples, Casco, Maine. He enlisted in the 30th Maine Infantry 30 March 1865 in Casco, Maine. He was discharged at Gallows Island, Boston, MA 10 May 1865. He claimed his leg was injured in a fall on Gallows Island while carrying water. After discharge, he lived in Casco for 3 years, then moved to North Windham, where he was a farmer. He moved to Gray, Maine in 1902.
He applied for a pension from Gray, Maine on 4 July 1904, age 66. At that time he was described as 5 ft, 7 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair. He is described by the military investigator as "poor, shiftless, and lazy, but has a reputation for truth and veracity". He testifies his brother was Benjamin B. Whitney of Casco.
- 1st: Lucy Ann Page, married 25 November 1858. She died in Windham 1 July 1885.
- 2nd: Mary Hannah Foster, 13 May 1888 in Gray, Maine. Married by Ebenezer Bean.
- Walter, b. 16 March 1861
- Carl H., b. 28 January 1863
- Frank, b. 16 June 1868
- Almon J., b. 16 July 1873
- Lucy A., b. 18 Aug 1890
- Elizabeth F., b. 27 March 1896
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