(1812 - 1880)
Home State: New York
Education: University of Pennsylvania, Fairfield Medical College, Class of 1837
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 108th New York Infantry
He practiced medicine in East Avon and Lima, NY, and moved to Rochester in 1850. Enrolled at age 49 and mustered as Surgeon, 108th New York Infantry on 18 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was with the Regiment on the battlefield at Antietam and treated wounded soldiers there on 17 September 1862 and after.
The rest of the War
Discharged 6 January 1863: he resigned on account of illness.
References & notes
More on the Web
See a photograph of Dr. Whitbeck performing a post-mortem exam at Rochester General Hospital in 1878.
09/27/1812; Claverack, NY
12/08/1880; Rochester, NY; burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY
1 Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 196, 215 - 227 [AotW citation 8880]
2 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 34 (for the year 1903), pg. 316 [AotW citation 8964]