Archive:Civil War Pension File, Winfield Scott Whitney
Civil War Pension File of Winfield Scott Whitney
Invalid Applic. # 975963 Cert. # 852911
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Winfield S. Whitney enlisted as a private in in E. Hatch's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry in St. Paul, Minnesota on 8 February 1864. He was discharged in St. Paul on 14 February 1866.
Winfield was 5 foot, 4 and 1/2 inches tall, was of light complexion, and had blue eyes, light hair, and was a farmer. He was born 3 June 1846 in Maine. He died 31 March 1909 in Newport, Stevens Co., Washington. After service in the war, he lived in Minnesota, Iowa, and came to Washington in 1887. There he lived in Spokane, Kid, Milan, and Newport.
He married Ella Phay 18 September 1870 in Kingston, Meeker Co., Minnesota. Their marriage is recorded in Litchfield, Minnesota. Their children are as follows:
- Bertha Whitney McKeechan, b. 18 Aug 1871
- Grace Whitney Groves, b. 6 Dec 1875
- Daisy Whitney Murphy, b. 13 Dec 1879
- Fay Whitney, b. 4 May 1888
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