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C. J. Whiting

C. J. Whiting

Federal (USA)


Charles Jarvis Whiting

(? - 1890)

Home State: Maine

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1835;Class Rank: 4

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division

Before Antietam

Service Summary:
Brevet 2nd Lt in 2nd US Artillery 1 Julv 1835:
2nd Lt 10 Sept 1835:
Resigned 31 May 1836;
Appointed Capt 2nd US Cavalry 3 Mar 1855:
to 5th Cavalry 3 Aug 1861;
Major 2nd Cavalry 17 July 1862;
Dismissed from service 5 Nov 1863;
Reinstated 2 Aug 1866 as Major, 3rd US Cavalry to rank from 17 July 1862;
Lt Colonel 6th Cavalry 6 May 1869;
transferred to the supernumerary list 15 Dec 1870;
Honorably mustered out 1 Jan 1871.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

The photograph above accompanied an article written by Whiting's great nephew, Francis Whiting Hatch, published in the Ellsworth (Maine) American newspaper in 1972 - thanks to David Williams for the scan.

"Rebecca [Waterman], of Canterbury, [CT,] married Charles Jarvis Whiting, of Ellesville [sic], Me., June 24, 1841, by Rev. Tubal Wakefield" - Barbour Collection Connecticut Vital Records, Windham County, CT


Date not known in MA


1/2/1890; Castine, ME