Civil War Records of John Whitney (Jr.)
(John E. H. Whitney)


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;
$201.33 bounty

MASSCW, I:382; IV:99

Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, 2:828

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 2 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


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"

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic



Date November 30, 1875
Place Waltham, Mass.
Cause pneumonia
Survived by  

Additional Information

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),,_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],


Name recorded in the 1862/63 Annual report for the Town of Acton, p. 17.


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