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B.F. Whitney

B.F. Whitney

Federal (USV)


Benjamin Franklin Whitney

(1838 - 1927)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, a grocery clerk from Windham, he enlisted as Private in Company C, First Maine Infantry 3 May 1861, and served to 5 August. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 10th Maine Infantry on 16 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with Company C in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant 25 October 1862. He mustered out of service on 7 May 1863.

After the War

He was in the boot and shoe business in Portland, and deputy sheriff. By 1900 he was living in Gorham.

References & notes

Service from the Maine Adjutant General.1 Details from Gould's History,2 source also of his picture. Occupation from family genealogists.


03/08/1838; Standish, ME


12/30/1927; Gorham, ME; burial in Eastern Cemetery, Gorham, ME


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 270  [AotW citation 17413]

2   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 116, 658  [AotW citation 17414]