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Federal (USV)


John Whitney

(1830 - 1880)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

A shoemaker in Concord, he enlisted at age 31 in Company A, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 16 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter on 16 September 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD.

After the War

He was a bootmaker in Medway, MA by 1865 to at least 1870, and in Holliston, MA by his death in 1880 of an aneurysm.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Details from the US Census and family genealogists.


05/1830; Hopkinton, MA


02/11/1880; Holliston, MA


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 187 - 202  [AotW citation 13476]