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Confederate (CSV)


Solon L. Whittington

(? - 1863)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he founded and was owner and editor of the Democratic Star in Holly Springs, MS. He enlisted as Private, Company B, 17th Mississippi Infantry at Corinth on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company on the Maryland Campaign, in action at Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

In December he was detailed to General Barksdale'S Brigade staff, but was killed at Frederickburg, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

His basic service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from a post about Whittington by Jeff T. Giambrone on his Mississippi in the Civil War blog.

More on the Web

He wrote a letter about his regiment's actions at Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg on 24 September 1862; it was published in the Memphis Daily Appeal on 13 October 1862; posted online by Jeff T. Giambrone on Civil War Talk.


05/03/1863; Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Frederickburg, VA