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Federal (USV)


James R. Whiting, Jr.

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 9th New York Infantry, Company K

Before Antietam

Appointed First Lieutenant, Company K, 9th New York Infantry September 3, 1861; promoted Captain, November 23, 1861. He was provided with naval howitzers in late December 1861.

On the Campaign

In command of the Company acting as an artillery battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

Discharged September 30, 1862 by resignation. Was appointed Major of the reorganizing 9th Infantry in May 1863 (to October 1863), but not commissioned, as the units never completed organization.

After the War

He was President of the Hawkins' Zouaves Association by 1899.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1. Further details from Phisterer2.


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 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 776  [AotW citation 12581]

2   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 3, pg. 1843  [AotW citation 12582]