Family:Whitney, George F. (c1826-1883)
George F. Whitney (Daniel), son of Daniel and Adeline (Scammon) Whitney, was born about 1826, Bangor or Hampden, ME, and died 7 Feb or 7 May 1883, National Home for Disabled Volunteers, Togus, ME, aged 58 years. He was buried in Togus National Cemetery, Togus, ME.
He married, 1 Jan 1853, New York City, NY, Catherine E. (-----) Fossett. She was born about 1801, New York City, NY, and died Mar 1903. She had married firstly, David Fossett, born about 1809, England. He was buried 10 June 1850, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.
George F. Whitney and his wife Catherine received a pension from the U.S. government for his service in the Civil War. His mother also applied for a Mother's Pension, believing his widow did not deserve a pension. That application was rejected because the soldier left a widow. George lived with Catherine only a short period of time after their marriage, and then returned to live with his parents or in a soldier's home.
Co. E, 2nd Maine Regiment; bur. Togus National Cemetery, Togus, ME. He enlisted 25 Apr 1861, Brewer, ME, aged 35, born Hampden, ME, and was discharged 26 Nov 1862. In 1875, he was living in Togus, ME, in a home for volunteer soldiers; disability, malarial fever, from the Peninsular Campaign; admitted 20 Nov 1875, aged 50 years, married; relative Mrs. Adeline Whitney, Hampton Road, Bangor, ME; transferred to S. Branch 30 Aug 1877; re-admitted 26 Aug 1882; re-admitted 28 Sep 1882 to labor 6 months without pay; died in Hospital 7 Feb 1883; bur. Sec. C, Row 3, #29. In 1877, he was living in Hampton, VA; born East Hampton [sic], ME; relative father Daniel Whitney; disability resulting from malarial fever; admitted 7 Sep 1877; aged 52 years; widowed; transferred from E. Branch; dishonorably discharged 13 Sep 1880 for binging in whiskey; re-admission refused by the Board of Managers 11 Jul 1882 (see printed minutes in page 747).
George and Catherine had two children, but they have yet to be identified.
Children of George F. and Catherine E. (-----)(Fossett) Whitney:
i. (child) Whitney. ii. (child) Whitney.
... Geo. L. WHITNEY 54 Oth M S W ME ME ME ...
2.^ Maine, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861-1865, at FamilySearch.org.
3.^ United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, at FamilySearch.org.
4.^ United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, at FamilySearch.org.