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Whitney, Dana H.


Age: 33, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, PVT, Co. B, 1st VT INF, killed by bushwhackers, 6/22/61

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Birth: 1828, Woodstock, VT
Death: 06/22/1861

Burial: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Don Wickman
Findagrave Memorial #: 93644304


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Dana H. Whitney
First Vermont Casualty

St. Albans Daily Messenger, 25 Jul 1861

The Quarter-master Sergeant of the Vermont Regiment shot at Newport News on the 22d inst., while in pursuit of a stray bullock, was Dana H. Whitney, of Woodstock. He went as a private in the Woodstock Light Infantry, and had been promoted to the position of Quarter-master Sergeant.

New York Herald, 26 July 1861. (Dateline 23 July 1861)

Several residence were burned yesterday afternoon in the neighborhood of Newport News; by whom destroyed is not known. One of them belonged to a rank rebel by the name of Cummings, who enjoys a safeguard from the commanding officer, and near whose house Dana A. Whitney was assassinated yesterday afternoon. This old scoundrel undoubtedly was cognizant of the manner of his death, and the author if it, if he was not the guilty person himself.

New York Herald, 28 July 1861 (Dateline 22 July 1861)

This forenoon the clerk of the Quartermaster of the Vermont regiment, Dana A. Whitney, a private, from Woodstock, Vermont, went out for beef, by order of the Colonel commanding, and his dead body was brought in about noon. He was shot on the Hampton road, 'about' four miles from Newport News. This is the mode of warfare which we meet with here, and until we get some light cavalry it is useless to attempt to stop it.