U.S. ARMY

WILLIAM WHITNEY

Rank:

Conflict/Era:

U.S. CIVIL WAR

Unit/Command:

COMPANY B, 11TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

SEPTEMBER 20, 1863

Medal of Honor Action Place:

CHICKAMAUGA, GEORGIA

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.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

DECEMBER 13, 1840, ALLEN, HILLSDALE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Died:

MAY 7, 1915, ALLEN, MICHIGAN

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