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Applications to the Quartermaster General's office for provision of gravestone markers for the graves of veterans buried in private cemeteries.

WARNING! The reliability of the date of death and unit served information is questionable. The date of death info especially is not always reliable. I've found a number of errors already. The information was submitted by citizens, and not from official records. -- KLW

Whitney Extracts From: Microfilm M1845, Series 628, Roll #22 Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879 to 1903 The National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

On 3 March 1873 Congress granted burial rights in national military cemeteries to all honorably discharged veterans of the Civil War (17 Stat. 625). An act of Congress of 3 February 1879 (20 Stat. 281) extended the privilege of government-provided gravestones to soldiers buried in private cemeteries.

On Microfilm 1845, Series 628, the soldiers are Union Civil War Soldiers who died between 1861 and 1903, with a few War of 1812 veterans and are buried in private cemeteries. The stones provided are ca. 1879 to ca. 1903. One contractor for the headstones was D.W. Whitney. (Note: some stones are provided to graves on government property -- KLW)

Whitney, Abraham Private, Co., H, 48th Indiana Infantry Cemetery: Holton At: Holton, Michigan Died: 8 June 1888 Whitney, Albert H. Private, Co. A, 16th Vermont Infantry Cemetery: National Home & Branch At: Togus, Maine Died: 19 June 1891 Whitney, Alfred Private, Co. A, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery Cemetery: Green Mountain At: Montpelier, Washington Co., Vermont Died: 30 July 1876 Whitney, Allen B. Captain, Co. B, 96th Regiment, Illinois Infantry Cemetery: Graye Bake At: Avon, Bake Co., Illinois Died: 11 January 1879 Whitney, Allston W. Surgeon, 13th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: Newton At: Newtonville, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Died: - (Stone contact dated 9 June 1888) Whitney, Alonzo Private, Co. C, 30th Illinois Infantry Cemetery: Caladonia At: Sparta, Illinois Died: 24 August 1900 Whitney, Alvin L. Private, Co. I, 4th Vermont Infantry Cemetery: - At: near Brattleboro, Vermont Died: - Whitney, Amos Private, Co. A, 25th Ohio Infantry Cemetery: Village At: Defiance, Defiance Co., Ohio Died: 20 December 1882 Whitney, Andrew E. Private, Co. G, 10th Illinois Cavalry Cemetery: Indian Point At: Menard, Illinois Died: 4 January 1887 Whitney, Asa Private, Co. G, 105th New York Infantry Cemetery: Soldiers & Sailors Home At: Bath, New York Died: 26 February 1894 Whitney, Augustine Corporal, Co. G, 17th Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: New At: Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Died: 17 September 1879 Whitney, Benjamin Private, Co. F, 8th Minnesota Infantry Cemetery: Lake Side At: Hastings, Minnesota Died: 10 September 1891 Whitney, Chandler Private, Co. (E or C), 30th Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: - At: Athol Center, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Died: 1 February 1862 Whitney, Charles B. Private, Co. C, 1st Michigan Infantry Mexican War Cemetery: Soldiers Home At: Soldiers Home, Michigan Died: 13 July 1904 Whitney, Charles B. Private, Co., H, 19th Maine Infantry Cemetery: Soldier’s Lot At: Brattleborough, Windham Co., Vermont Died: 17 June 1864 Whitney, Charles C. Private, Co. H. 16th New York Heavy Artillery Cemetery: Riverside At: Mount Pleasant, Michigan Died: 6 June 1891 Whitney, Charles E. Private, Company A., 4th Massachusetts Cavalry Cemetery: - At: Medway, Massachusetts Died: 27 June 1887 Whitney, Charles F. Private, Co. M, 10th Michigan Cavalry Cemetery: - At: Sheridan, LaSalle Co., Illinois Died: 9 September 1874 Whitney, Charles H. Private, Co. H, 10th Maine Infantry Cemetery: Forest Hills At: Boston, Massachusetts Whitney, Charles H. Corporal, Co. I, 43rd Ohio Infantry Cemetery: Fairfield At: Fairfield, Greene Co., Ohio Died: 11 December 1870 Whitney, Charles I. Private, Co. M, 10th Michigan Vol. Cavalry Cemetery: Sheridan At: Sheridan, Illinois Died: 9 September 1874 (Note: see Charles F. Whitney, above- this is probably a correction- KLW) Whitney, Charles M. Private, Co. A, 165th New York Infantry Cemetery: Central City, or Masonic At: Central City, Gilpin Co., Colorado Died: 27 June 1886 Whitney, Chester V. Private, Co. G, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Cemetery: Guerneville At: Guerneville, Sonoma Co., California Died: 6 May 1887 Whitney, Cyrus W. Private, Co. E, 110th Ohio Infantry Cemetery: Greenwood At: Decatur, Illinois Died: 4 February 1903 Whitney, Edwin E. Sergeant, Co. B, 6th Michigan Cavalry Cemetery: Hill Side At: Plainwell, Allegan Co., Michigan Died: 22 October 1898 Whitney, Edwin M. Private, Co. D, 4th New York Heavy Artillery Cemetery: Village At: Wiscoy, Allegany Co., New York Died: 1 February 1875 Whitney, Elbridge W. Private, Co. B, 27th Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: Athol Center At: Athol, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Died: 1 May 1882 Whitney, Eli Private, Co. F, 98th Pennsylvania Infantry Cemetery: Elmwood At: Wayland, Michigan Died: 10 March 1899 Whitney, Ezra D. Private, Co. G, 3rd Michigan Cavalry Cemetery: - At: Corinna, Michigan Died: - Whitney, George A. Private, Co. K, 182nd Ohio Infantry Cemetery: Newport At: Newport, Lincoln Co., Oregon Died: 10 March 1894 Whitney, George C. Private, Co. D, 4th Michigan Cavalry Cemetery: Leslie At: Leslie, Michigan Died: 14 July 1872 Whitney, George E. Private, Co. H, 1st USSS Cemetery: at or near At: Oyster Bay, New York Died: 20 January 1896 Whitney, George F. Private, Co. I, 16th Connecticut Infantry Cemetery: G.A.R. Riverside At: Denver, Colorado Died: 29 June 1892 Whitney, George H. Private, Co. C, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Cemetery: Bellevue At: Ontario, California Died: 6 April 1895 Whitney, George H. Private, Co. B, 27th Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: Pine Grove At: North Dana, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Died: 20 April 1874 Whitney, George M. Private, Co. B, 152nd New York Infantry Cemetery: Soldiers and Sailors Home At: Bath, Steuben Co., New York Died: 21 May 1898 Whitney, George U. (?) Private, Co. E, 1st Minnesota Cavalry Cemetery: Evergreen At: Brainerd, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota Died: 20 April 1886 Whitney, George W. Private, Co. A, 13th Michigan Infantry Cemetery: - At: Montgomery, Michigan Died: 28 June 1891 Whitney, George W. Private, Co. K, 13th Michigan Infantry Cemetery: Hartford At: Hartford, Van Buren Co., Michigan Died: 20 February 1894 Whitney, Harrison W. Sergeant, Co. B, 8th Illinois Cavalry Cemetery: Kingston At: Kingston, Illinois Died: 11 April 1873 Whitney, Henry Sergeant, Co. I, 10th Michigan Infantry Cemetery: Rochester At: Rochester, Michigan Died: 24 January 1885 Whitney, Henry Corporal, Co. B, 11th Minnesota Infantry Cemetery: Springvale At: Bradford Township, Isanti Co., Minnesota Died: 4 December 1877 Whitney, Henry Corporal, Co. E, 24th US Infantry Cemetery: Mountain View At: Oakland, California Died: 25 January 1902 Whitney, Henry Private, Co. E, 31st Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: Maple Street At: Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts Died: 21 March 1890 Whitney, Henry C. Second Class Boy, US Navy Cemetery: St. Elizabeth Asylum At: Anacostia, D.C. Died: 21 January 1901 Whitney, Henry C. Private, Co. G, 1st Minnesota Infantry Cemetery: Lakewood At: Minneapolis, Minnesota Died: 29 September 18?5 Whitney, Hiram Private, Co. E, 16th Wisconsin Infantry Cemetery: Village At: Waterloo, Wisconsin Died: 26 August 1876 Whitney, Jacob Private, Co. G, 1st New York Cavalry Cemetery: Mount Hope At: Rochester, Monroe Co., New York Died: 24 April 1864 Whitney, Jacob Private, Co. K, 31st Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: - At: Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts Died: 14 September 1881 Whitney, James A. Private, Co. E, 2nd Iowa Infantry Cemetery: Spring Grove At: Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio Died: 2 May 1862 Whitney, James H. Private, Co. G., 1st New York Engrs. Cemetery: - At: Wurtsboro, New York Died: March 1862 Whitney, James H. Private, Co. K, 76th New York Infantry Cemetery: Evergreen At: Otego, New York Died: 9 January 1897 Whitney, James M. Private, Co. B, 4th Missouri S M Cavalry Cemetery: Mill Creek At: near Lebanon, Missouri Died: - Whitney, Jason B. Private, Co. K, 4th Michigan Infantry Cemetery: Michigan Soldiers Home At: Kent County, Michigan Grave: Alias – Jason B. Foote Died: 30 June 1901 Whitney, John A. Company L, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Cemetery: Laymans At: Minneapolis, Minnesota Died: - Whitney, Jonathan G. Private, 1st Co., Massachusetts SS Cemetery: National Military Home At: Indiana Died: 29 January 1904 Whitney, John J. Company A, 1st California Cavalry Cemetery: East Avenue At: New Phila., Tuscawaras Co., Ohio Died: 15 December 1899 Whitney, John W. Private, Co. E, 5th Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: New At: Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Died: 13 April 1873 Whitney, Joseph Private, Co. H, 39th Wisconsin Infantry Cemetery: - At: Oconto, Wisconsin Died: 21 September 1864 Whitney, Joshua J. Asst. Surgeon, 18th Regt., Wisconsin Infantry Cemetery: - At: Pierre, South Dakota Died: - Whitney, Josiah S. Private, Co. I, 16th New York Heavy Artillery Cemetery: Mason City At: Mason City, Nebraska Died: 11 July 1894 Whitney, Lafayette Private, Co. A, 117th New York Infantry Cemetery: Village At: Vernon, Oneida, New York Died: 23 March 1875 Whitney, Leonard M. Sergeant, Company K, 53rd Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: - At: Northboro, Massachusetts Died: 12 January 1868 Whitney, Leonard P. Private, Co. A & I, 53rd Illinois Infantry Cemetery: County Poor House At: near Burlington, Pennsylvania Died: 22 March 1898 Whitney, Martin V. Private, Co. E, 3rd Michigan Cavalry Cemetery: Leslie At: Leslie, Michigan Died: 1 April 1871 Whitney, Mortimer C. Company I, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery Cemetery: Laymans At: Minneapolis, Minnesota Died: - Whitney, Moses M. Private, Co. K, 29th Maine Infantry Cemetery: Old City At: Biddeford, Maine Died: 5 January 1883 Whitney, Nehemiah US Soldier, War of 1812 Cemetery: National Military Home At: near Dayton, Ohio Grave: Section A Died: 13 September 1869 Whitney, Nelson Private, Co. K, 9th New York Cavalry Cemetery: Forest Hills At: Fredonia, Chatauqua Co., New York Died: - (Stone contract dated 28 Sept. 1880) Whitney, Oliver Musician, Co. A, 3rd California Infantry Cemetery: City At: Biddeford, Maine Died: 19 January 1897 Whitney, Oliver C. Private, Company A, 7th Kansas Cavalry Cemetery: Olive Branch At: White Cloud, Kansas Died: 17 April 1900 Whitney, Orrin H. Private, Company G, 41st Ohio Infantry Cemetery: Village At: Hampden, Geauga Co., Ohio Died: 28 March 1862 Whitney, Rienzi E. Private, Captain Russell’s Regt., US Signal Corps Cemetery: - At: Anacortes, Skagit Co., Washington Died: 31 July 1891 Whitney, Robert Private, Co., A, 28th Maine Infantry Cemetery: Village At: Lincoln, Penobscot Co., Maine Died: 12 May 1896 Whitney, Robert F. Sergeant, Co. F, 28th New York Infantry Cemetery: - At: Morenci, Michigan Died: 13 March 1890 Whitney, Royal T. Private, Co. B, 9th Maine Infantry Cemetery: Concordia At: El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas Died: 23 September 1898 Whitney, Samuel Private, Co. A, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Cemetery: Evergreen At: Everett, Washington Died: 5 August 1901 Whitney, Samuel B. Private, Co. H, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Cemetery: - At: Natick, Massachusetts Died: 12 December 1884 Whitney, Sidney Sergeant, Co. H, 11th Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: Forest Hills At: Fitchburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Died: 20 September 1889 Whitney, Simri Private, Co. C, 11th Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: Forest Dale At: Malden, Massachusetts Grave: S. Home Lot No. 217 Died: 2 February 1900 Whitney, Stephen Private, Co. C, 103rd Ohio Infantry Cemetery: National Home D&S At: Dayton, Ohio Died: 30 April 1894 Whitney, Stillman F. Private, Co. D, 8th Maine Infantry Cemetery: Village At: Dover, Piscataquis Co., Maine Died: 25 July 1884 Whitney, Theodore B. Private, Co. E, 166th Ohio Infantry Cemetery: Mount Hope At: Scotia, Nebraska Died: 8 August 1894 Whitney, Vespasian U. Private, Co. A, 25 Wisconsin Infantry Cemetery: Doniphan At: Doniphan, Hall Co., Nebraska Died: 29 April 1892 Whitney, Vincent B. Sergeant, Co. F, 3rs US Infantry Cemetery: Forestvale At: Helena, Montana Died: 16 June 1901 Whitney, Wallace H. Private, Co. D, 1st Vermont Cavalry Cemetery: Green Mountain At: Montpelier, Washington Co., Vermont Died: 27 January 1865 Whitney, Willard Sergeant, Co. B, 96th Illinois Infantry Cemetery: St. Elizabeth At: Washington, D.C. Died: 19 November 1897 Whitney, Willard J. Private, Co. A, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry Cemetery: Factoryville At: Factoryville, Pennsylvania Died: - Whitney, William Private, 1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry Cemetery: National Home At: near Dayton, Ohio Grave: Section A Died: 6 February 1878 Whitney, William A. Private, Co., K, 24th New York Infantry Cemetery: Soldiers Home At: Soldiers Home, Michigan Died: 16 February 1899 Whitney, William H. Artificer, Co. K, 50th New York Engineers Cemetery: Restvale At: Seneca Falls, New York Died: 23 October 1888 Whitney, William G. (?) Private, Co. I, 21st Michigan Infantry Cemetery: - At: Leslie, Michigan Died: 11 September 1885 Whitney, William H. Private, Co. H, 87th Ohio Infantry Cemetery: - At: Veterans’ Home, Napa Co., California Died: 11 January 1900 Whitney, William J. Private, Co. D, 18th Michigan Infantry Cemetery: Riverside At: Mount Pleasant, Michigan Died: 24 April 1899 Whitney, Willis Private, Co. B, 25th Massachusetts Infantry Cemetery: - At: Bellingham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts Died: 20 August 1888

Whitney Entries Transcribed From:

RG92, Entry 592, Boxes 122 through 125
Applications for Headstones for Soldiers Buried in Private Cemeteries, 1909 to 1924
Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General
State of Maine
The National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

Note: This collection contains the actual applications which were sent to the Quartermaster General’s Office during this time period. Each state has its own collection. Applications are filed first by state, and then by county. The counties are arranged alphabetically in folders in the file boxes. The applications were either on official government forms, or were letters. The official applications have space for many applications at one time, accommodating all of those veterans buried in one cemetery.

Cumberland County, Maine Peter S. Whitney, PVT, 10th Maine Infantry Died 5 January 1909, Buried South Windham Cemetery Kennebec County, Maine Charles H. Whitney, Saddler, Co. H, 1st Maine Cavalry Died 21 April 1909, Buried Mercer Cemetery, Oakland, Maine Applicant: Mary A. Young, Ipswich, MA, 7 Dec 1910. Sumner W. Whitney, PVT, Co. E, 31st Maine Infantry Died 16 October 1906, Buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Randolph, Maine Penobscot County, Maine Ingerson Whitney, PVT, Unassigned Co., 14th Maine Infantry Died 3 January 1890, Buried Hudson, Maine Cemetery Piscataquis County, Maine Stillman F. Whitney, PVT, Co. D, 8th Maine Infantry Died 25 July 1884, Buried Dover Cemetery, Dover, Maine

Whitney Entries Transcribed From:

RG92, Entry 594, Box 1, Volumes I through IV
Applications for Headstones in For Soldiers Buried in Private Cemeteries,
Who Died Between 1861 to 1868, Submitted 1879 to ?
Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General
The National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

Note: This collection contains four bound volumes into which the applications were logged as they were received during this time period. The applications themselves are not found in this collection. All four volumes are found in one file box. Applications from all states are included.

Volume I, dated 10 February 1879 to 10 October 1879, Entry #1 through 3500

Page 13 Whitney, Wallace H., PVT, Co. D, 1st Vermont Cavalry Died 27 January 1865, Buried Green Mountain cemetery, Montpelier, VT Whitney, Alfred, PVT, Co. A, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery Died 30 July 1876, Buried Green Mountain Cemetery, Montpelier, VT Page 20 Whitney, Edwin M., PVT, Co. D, 4th New York Heavy Artillery Died 1 February 1875, Buried Wiscoy, Allegheny Co., NY Page 70 Whitney, Henry, Corp, Co. B, 11th Minnesota Infantry Died 14 December 1877, Buried Springvale Cemetery, Ishanti Co., MN Page 135 Whitney, George H., PVT, Co. B, 27th Massachusetts Died 20 April 1874, Buried Pine Grove Cemetery, North Dana, MA

Volume II, not dated, Entry #3501 through 5400

Page 53 Whitney, Lafayette, PVT, Co. A, 117th New York Died 23 March 1865, Buried Village Cemetery, Vernon, Oneida Co., NY Page 85 Whitney, John, Co. E, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery Died 21 March 1864, Buried Old Village Cemetery, Chittenango, Madison Co., NY Page 104 Whitney, Alonzo, Capt (Boy?), Massachusetts Battery Died April, 1876, Buried Old Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, Middlesex Co., MA Page 106 Whitney, Jacob, Company G, 1st New York Vol. Cavalry Died 24 April 1864, Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York Page 190 D.W. Whitney is under contract to provide headstones in 15 states & the District of Columbia (charges amount to $17,600.00).

Volume III, no dates, Entry #5401 through 6297

Page 18 Whitney, Allen B., Captain, Co. B, 96th Illinois Died 11 January 1879, Buried Avon, Lake Co., IL Page 95 Whitney, Jacob, Company K, 31st Massachusetts Died 14 September 1881, buried Lynn, Essex Co., MA Page 121 Whitney, Amos M., Co. A, 25th Ohio Died 20 December 1882, buried Defiance, Defiance Co., OH

Volume IV, no dates, Entry #6298 through 6801, then #6926 through 7732

Page 35 Whitney, Stillman, F. Co. D, 8th Maine Died 25 July 1884, Buried Dover, Piscataquis Co., ME Page 146 Whitney, Charles M., Co. A, 165th New York Died 27 June 1886, Buried Central City, Colorado Page 177 Whitney, George W., Co. E, 1st Maine Cavalry Died 23 April 1886, Buried Brainerd, Minnesota


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