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Federal (USV)


Edward A. Whaley

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Prairie du Chien, he enlisted in Company C, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 30 April 1861. Promoted Corporal, Sergeant, and then First Sergeant of his Company.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Wounded again on 25 July 1864 and 1 April 1865. Appointed Captain to date from 20 July 1864. His right leg was amputated. Honored by brevet to Major of Volunteers on 1 April 1865, and mustered out 4 August 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1.


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 504 - 507  [AotW citation 10318]