John R. Whitney(c. 1841 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 20 years. Enlisted April 23, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Corporal, Company B on May 4 to serve two years. He was promoted Sergeant, date not stated.
In the Antietam Campaign:
In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Dews, Whitney (wounded), and Schmidt; Corporals Farrell (wounded) Cornell and Roberts, Company B..."
The remainder of the War:
He was discharged for disability June 4, 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1.
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 776 [AotW citation 12626]
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