William Benjamin Whitaker(1836 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Company Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company I of the 16th Infantry in May 1861 and was appointed First Sergeant of the Company. He was promoted Captain and took command in April 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was killed in action at Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862, and buried on the field.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Military data from Moore's Roster1, with life dates and places from a family genealogy exhibit online. The photograph is from one in Time-Life's Voices: Fredericksburg2 [larger scan from the blog].
|Birth Date: 12/19/1836 Place of Birth: Henderson County, NC |
Death Date: 12/13/1862 Death Place: Fredericksburg, VA Burial Place: marker @Liberty Cemetery, Edneyville, NC
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pg. 26 [AotW citation 1133]
2 Original photograph courtesy Frances Honeycutt.
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