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CMOHS.org - Captain WHITAKER, EDWARD W., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

WHITAKER, EDWARD W.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 1st Connecticut Cavalry
Born: 15 June 1841, Killingly, Conn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Ashford, Conn.
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Place / Date: At Reams Station, Va., 29 June 1864
 
 


WHITAKER, EDWARD W. Photo
 
Citation

While acting as an aide voluntarily carried dispatches from the commanding general to Gen. Meade, forcing his way with a single troop of Cavalry, through an Infantry division of the enemy in the most distinguished manner, though he lost half his escort.