Edward A. WhaleyHome State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Prairie du Chien, he enlisted in Company C, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 30 April 1861. Promoted Corporal, Sergeant, and then First Sergeant of his Company.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Wounded again on 25 July 1864 and 1 April 1865. Appointed Captain to date from 20 July 1864. His right leg was amputated. Honored by brevet to Major of Volunteers on 1 April 1865, and mustered out 4 August 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1.
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 504 - 507 [AotW citation 10318]
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