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CMOHS.org - Sergeant WHITNEY, WILLIAM G., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

WHITNEY, WILLIAM G.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division:
Born: 13 December 1840, Allen, Mich.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Quincy, Mich.
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Date of Issue:  
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Chickamauga, Ga., 20 September 1863
 
 


WHITNEY, WILLIAM G. Photo
 
Citation

As the enemy were about to charge, this officer went outside the temporary Union works among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut off and removed their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammunition being used with good effect in again repulsing the attack.