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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 #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date
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

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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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The death of George H. Whitney occurred Friday night at ten o'clock, after many months of suffering, the last three weeks of which were intense. Mr. Whitney's disease was heart trouble, with hardening of the arteries and for the last week, he had not been conscious much of the time. Mr. Whitney had lived in town for many years and was well known here. He is survived by his wife, two sons by a former wife, Edward Whitney and Fred Whitney of Bethel, and three daughters, Mrs. John Hanrahan of White River Junction, Mrs. Floyd Bruce and Mrs. Fred Pecue of this place. Mr. Whitney was a veteran of the Civil War and was born in Chelsea, November 22, 1839. He enlisted in Tunbridge, August 22, 1862, in Company D, 12th Vermont regiment, and at the expiration of his term of service upon being mustered out, re-enlisted at Bethel, August 24, 1864, and was mustered in on the same day in Company I, 9th regiment. Later he was transferred to Company D, 4th Vermont regiment and was mustered out May 22, 1865. The funeral was held Sunday at two o'clock, with interment here.

The Burlington Free Press, October 7, 1912

Courtesy of Heidi McColgan



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 has been out of health for several months, having been failing for several years, but for the last year suffering has 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, Oct. 4, 1862, as a private in Co. D., 12th Vermont regiment, and upon his discharge re-enlisted at Bethel, Aug. 24, 1864, and was mustered in on the same day into the 19th regiment. Later he was transferred to Co. D., 4th Vermont, and was mustered out May 22, 1865.

Since his return from the army he has been a resident for the most part of the time in 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 survive; Mrs. John Hanrahan, of White River Junction, Mrs. Floyd Bruce, and Mrs. GeorgiaPecue, of this place also survive him.

The funeral services were held from the late home on Sunday afternoon. The U. S. Grant Post attending, giving their ritual service at the grave. Mr. Whitney was a long time member of the Post, and was much interested in the organization.

Barre Daily Times, Oct. 7, 1912
Courtesy of Deanna French