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Whitney, George Henry


Age: 27, credited to Tunbridge, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV, 4th VT INF, 9th VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 9/25/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, dis/dsb 11/19/61; enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. D, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 8/24/64, cred. Bethel, m/i 8/24/64, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. D, 4th VT INF, 1/20/65, m/o 5/22/65

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Birth: 12/22/1835, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 10/04/1912

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 128811618


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/17/1881, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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George H. Whitney Died Late Friday Night After Much Suffering.

The death of George H. Whitney occurred on Friday night at 10 o'clock, the result of heart trouble and hardening of the arteries, after many months of suffering. Mr. Whitney had been out of health for several months, having been gradually failing for several years, but for the last year his suffering had been intense much of the time, and for the last month he had hardly been conscious. George H. Whitney was born in Chelsea, November 22, 1839, and lived in that vicinity till his enlistment in Tunbridge, August 22, 1862. He was mustered into service at Brattleboro, October 4, 1862, as a private in Co. D, 12th Vermont, regiment, and upon receiving his discharge, re-enlisted at Bethel, August 24, 1864, and was mustered in, on the same day, into Co. 19th regiment (sic). Later he was transferred to Co. D, 4th Vermont regiment, and was mustered out May 22nd, 1865. Since his return from the army, he has been a resident for the most part of the time of Randolph. Mr. Whitney was twice married, two sons by the first wife, Edward Whitney and Fred Whitney of Bethel, survive, and were both here for the last few days. The second wife was Esther Bolan of Randolph, and she with her three daughters, Mrs. John Hanrahan of White River Junction, Mrs. Floyd Bruce and Mrs. Georgia Pecue, of this place also survive him. The funeral services were held from his late home on Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Grant post, G.A.R., attending and giving their ritual service at the grave. Mr. Whitney had long been a member of this post and was much interested in the organization.

The Barre Daily Times, Barre, VT, October 7, 1912

Submitted by Heidi McColgan