6th Vermont Infantry
Copy of a tin-type photograph of Private John Bitney, Co. K, 6th Vermont Infantry. John, age 37, enlisted from Franklin on December 12, 1863, was wounded at the Wilderness on May 5, 1864, and mortally wounded at Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864. He died of his wounds on November 9, 1864.
Copy of the Surgeon General's report providing information on John Bitney's death to support his widow's pension application. Private Bitney died at Saterlee U.S. Army General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, the largest operational hospital during the war. (click on image below for a picture of the hospital)
Copy of the Adjutant General's report providing information on John Bitney's death to support his widow's pension application. See the marginal note indicating a discrepency in the spelling of John's surname, Betney vs. Bitney.
Photographs courtesy of 2nd-great-grandsons Keith Bohacik and Paul Phillips, St. Louis, Missouri, and Ware, Massachusetts, respectively.