Archive:Civil War Pension File, Wellington W. Whitney

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Civil War Pension File of Wellington W. Whitney
Widow: Susie C. Whitney
Invalid Applic. # 459423 Cert. # 350741
Widow Applic. # 1581571 Cert. # a-3-10-28
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

He is identified as Wellington W.9 Whitney (Albert Gallatin8, Gustavus Fellows7, Ephraim6, Joel5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1).


Corporal, 28th Maine Infantry and Co. C, unattached Maine Coast Guard

Wellington W. Whitney enlisted 10 September 1862 at Jonesboro, Washington Co., ME in the 28th Maine Infantry. He was discharged from that regiment 31 August 1863. He reenlisted at Machias, Washington Co., ME 29 February 1864 in Co. C, unattached Maine Coast Guard. He was discharged from that unit at Portland, ME 6 September 1865.

While on duty with the 28th Maine Infantry at the seige of Port Hudson, LA, he contracted malaria and chronic diarrhea. He was hospitalized at Baton Rouge, LA. While on duty with the Maine Coast Guard at Eastport, ME in 1865, he contracted a chronic knee inflammation. A physical examination on 20 June 1912 reveals him to be 5 feet, six inches tall, light complexion, gray eyes, light hair. His occupation at that time was farmer. After discharge from the army, he lived at Addisonville and then Jonesboro, Maine. Wellington died of pneumonia at Jonesboro, ME on 19 April 1927.

Wellington's widow Susie had been married once before. She was first married to Voranus W. Ramsdell on 19 November 1864 in Addison, Washington Co., ME by James Wass, J.P. Voranus Ramsdell sailed from Boston, MA in January of 1866 aboard the vessel Cheviot bound for Addison, ME. The vessel and all aboard were lost at sea on 16 January 1866. Susie's maiden name was Susan C. Carver, and she maried Wellington Whitney as Susan C. Ramsdell on 3 July 1870 in Millbridge, Maine. They were maried by Warren Leighton. Susie died 23 September 1930. They had no children.

In the pension file is a notarized copy of a family record of Wellington Whitney. It was described as very old and written in old-style script. The original record is framed and hanging on a wall in his home. The date of the copy is May 21, 1913. The notarized copy says the following:

Parents:
Albert G. Whitney, born Jonesboro January 26, 1820
Married January 12, 1844 in Jonesboro by J.A. Milliken
Marriam M. Smith, born South Paris, Maine March 24, 1818
died Jonesboro March 4, 1853
Children:
Wellington W. Whitney, born Jonesboro July 2, 1845
Annie S. Whitney, born Jonesboro January 26, 1848
Sarah J. Whitney, born Jonesboro July 1, 1850

NOTE: The date of death for Mirian may be an error, or a miss-reading of the old record. I have a photograph of the grave marker of Miriam Smith Whitney from the Village Cemetery in Jonesboro. Her date of death is on both the front and back of the marker. It reads March 14, 1853. This also could have been an error on the part of the engraver. (KLW)


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

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