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Federal (USV)


Charles Kimball Whitney

(1808 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1840 he was a manufacturer in Canton, MA and in 1850 was a railroad express agent in Nashua, NH. By then age 43, he enrolled on 14 July 1861 in New York City and mustered as Captain, Company A, 59th New York Infantry on 2 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died two days later.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield [map] but probably reinterred in the family plot in Warwick, MA.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 who says he was killed outright on 17 September. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1840 and 1850. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Esther Maria Russell (1811-1884) in September 1832 and they do not appear to have had any children.


03/16/1808; Roxbury, MA


09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, MA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 26 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8823]