(1843 - 1910)
Home State: New Hampshire
Education: New York University, School of Medicine, Class of 1867
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was a student in the Class of 1863 at Dartmouth College until he enlisted 17 September 1861 as Hospital Steward of the 5th New Hampshire Infantry.
The rest of the War
He was discharged for disability on 7 February 1863 at Falmouth, VA. He attended the Medical School of Maine for one term in 1863. He was then drafted and mustered in as Private, Company F, and reappointed Hospital Steward 18 November 1863. He mustered out of service on 28 June 1865.
After the War
He earned an MD degree from New York University in 1867. He practiced in Lebanon, NH from 1868 - 1895, and in West Newton, MA 1896 - 1910. In 1905 his Federal pension was increased to $50 per month. He killed himself in 1910 with diluted hydrocyanic acid. His widow Mary Chandler Whitaker was awarded a pension of $20/month in 1911.
References & notes
04/24/1843; Thornton, NH
06/14/1910; Franklin, NH; burial in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, NH