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Whitney, William Porter


Age: 38, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT LARTY
Service: enl 1/20/62, m/i 2/4/62, PVT, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 1/30/65

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Birth: 02/12/1825, Rochester, VT
Death: 02/14/1901

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 107674213


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/14/1880
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: None


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Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT

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Courtesy of Bill Powers

Biographical Tidbit

William Porter "Snuffy" Whitney was born February 12, 1825, in Goshen, the son of Oliver and Rebeckah (Nichols) Whitney. Benjamin was Joshua's brother. He married Roxa Arvilla Kinsman in Rochester, on September 22, 1852.

William was with the 2nd Light Artillery Battery, a three-year enlistment. He mustered in February 4, 1862 as a Private in the 2nd VVLAB, and mustered out January 30, 1865.

"Snuffy" Whitney was once made to bathe by the Bingo schoolchildren, as well as rid his property in Bingo of a dead horse that had lain there all winter, and with spring, was getting ripe! William Porter Whitney died February 14, 1901, and is buried in Lower Village cemetery, Rochester.

Contributed by Joe Schenkman.