Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI (3 months)||Private; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Quincy||recorded in muster in and muster out rolls as 39 and 33|
|I||39th MVI||Private; enl. and must. Aug. 2, 1864||must. out June 2, 1865 at Washinton, D.C.||Watertown||farmer||age 40;
MASSCW, I:382; IV:99
Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, 2:828
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|I||39th MVI||March 19, 1889||Widow||391 486||Mass.||solider's name recorded on index card as "John E.H. Whitney"|
|Date||November 30, 1875|
John Whitney was born in Roxbury, Mass. (Watertown's Military History, p. 173).
This is probably John J.[sic] Whitney, born about 1826 in Roxbury, Mass. to John Dudley Whitney and Elizabeth (Doughty) Whitney. He was the oldest brother of William Francis B. Whitney. John F. [sic] age 24, was living with his parents in Acton in 1850. He and his wife Mary Elizabeth were recorded in Watertown in the 1860 and 1870 census (in 1870 as "John E."). He died Nov. 30, 1875 in Waltham, Mass. of pneumonia (source: genealogy for John J. Whitney (c1826-1875), Whitney Research Group (website), http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Family:Whitney,_John_J._(c1826-1875))
John E.H. Whitney, a laborer, died November 30, 1875, age 52 years, 6 months, at Waltham, Mass. of pneumonia. He was born in Roxbury to John and Elizabeth Whitney (Waltham death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 271, p. 212 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).
Name recorded in the 1862/63 Annual report for the Town of Acton, p. 17.
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