John Fonda Whitbeck(1812 - 1880)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 108th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He practiced medicine in East Avon and Lima, NY, and moved to Rochester in 1850. Enrolled at age 49 and mustered as Surgeon, 108th New York Infantry on 18 August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was with the Regiment on the battlefield at Antietam and treated wounded soldiers there on 17 September 1862 and after.
The remainder of the War:
Discharged 6 January 1863: he resigned on account of illness.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Washburn1. Further details from a biographical sketch from the Rochester Medical Museum. Service data from the State of New York2.
More on the Web:
See a photograph of Dr. Whitbeck performing a post-mortem exam at Rochester General Hospital in 1878.
|Birth Date: 09/27/1812 Place of Birth: Claverack, NY |
College: University of Pennsylvania, Fairfield Medical College Graduating Year: 1837
Death Date: 12/08/1880 Death Place: Rochester, NY Burial Place: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY
1 Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 196, 215 - 227 [AotW citation 8880]
2 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 34 (for the year 1903), pg. 316 [AotW citation 8964]
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