Whitney, Dana H.
Age: 33, credited to Woodstock, VTVITALS
Birth: 1828, Woodstock, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
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Dana H. Whitney
First Vermont Casualty
St. Albans Daily Messenger, 25 Jul 1861
The Quarter-master Sergeant of the Vermont Regiment shot at Newport News on the 22d inst., while in pursuit of a stray bullock, was Dana H. Whitney, of Woodstock. He went as a private in the Woodstock Light Infantry, and had been promoted to the position of Quarter-master Sergeant.
New York Herald, 26 July 1861. (Dateline 23 July 1861)
Several residence were burned yesterday afternoon in the neighborhood of Newport News; by whome destroyed is not known. One of them belonged to a rank rebel by the name of Cummings, who enjoys a safeguard from the commanding officer, and near whose house Dana A. Whitney was assassinated yesterday afternoon. This old scoundrel undoubtedly was cognizant of the manner of his death, and the author if it, if he was not the guildty person himself.
New York Herald, 28 July 1861 (Dateline 22 July 1861)
This forenoon the clerk of the Quartermaster of the Vermont regiment, Dana A. Whitney, a private, from Woodstock, Vermont, went out for beef, by order of the Colonel commanding, and his dead body was brought in about noon. He was shot on the Hampton road, 'about' four miles from Newport News. This is the mode of warfare which we meet with here, and until we get some light cavalry it is useless to attempt to stop it.