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J.C. Whiteside
J.C. Whiteside

Federal (USV)


John C. Whiteside

(1828 - 1895)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Company commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 105th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was appointed 1st Lieutenant, Company A of the 104th NY Infantry on 16 November 1861.1

In the Antietam Campaign:
Whiteside commanded the 105th after Colonel Carroll was mortally wounded until relieved in October by Major Shedd.1

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Captain of the Company to date from 6 October 1862. After the consolidation between the 105th and 94th New York Infantry regiments in March 1863, he continued in service as a Captain in the 94th, He was captured at Gettysburg on 1 July 1863, and was a prisoner of war until paroled 18 April 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
The photograph above is from a CDV sold at auction in 2007 by Cowan's.

More on the Web:
A fellow POW, Captain Michael Egan, wrote a post-war memoir called The Flying, Gray-haired Yank (1888), which included his experiences in prison and attempting escape with Whiteside.

Birth State: IRELAND    
Death Date: 01/04/1895    Death Place: Lima, NY    


1   Hough, Franklin Benjamin, History of Duryée's brigade, during the campaign in Virginia under Gen. Pope, and in Maryland under Gen. McClellan, in the summer and autumn of 1862, Albany: J. Munsell, 1864, pg. 140  [AotW citation 913]

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