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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Silas Newton Whitted

(1833 - 1917)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He was raised on his family's farm, farmed on his own after age 18, then established a saw and grist mill with his brother George at 26 (1859). At age 28 he mustered as Sergeant, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He injured his back ferrying soldiers over the Potomac near Williamsport, MD in June 1862, and was hurt in a fall on Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the City Hotel Hospital in Frederick, MD from 28 September to 1 October, then possibly transferred to Philadelphia, PA. He was in the Camden Street US Army General Hospital, Baltimore, and was discharged there for wounds on 20 December 1862.

After the War

He returned to Lawrence County and farmed at Shawswick for more than 35 years. He married twice and had 10 children with his first wife Elizabeth Edwards. He retired to Bedford, IN in 1901. He was a member of the GAR Post in Bedford.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who has him as Silas N. Whitler, and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from the Patient List2 and Steven Russell's Roster. Further information from Bowen's History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana (1914). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

12/29/1833; Shawswick Township, Lawrence County, IN

Death

01/17/1917 Bedford, IN; burial in Crawford Cemetery, Shawswick, IN

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 585  [AotW citation 18485]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #420  [AotW citation 18486]