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Whitney, William Flagg


Age: 19, credited to Williston, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. F, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 10/27/1842, Williston, VT
Death: 08/29/1917

Burial: East Williston Cemetery, Williston, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 33273865


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/15/1891, VT; widow Zernah F. B., 9/21/1917, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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East Williston Cemetery, Williston, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)



Son of Edmund and Esther Flagg Whitney, was born in Williston, Vt.. October 17, 1842. Educated in the common schools and Williston Academy. Enlisted from Williston, September 10, 1862. Mustered into the service October 10, 1862 as a private in Company F, 13th Vt. Vol. Int., and mustered out of the service July 21, 1863. Married Tesuah F. Brownell December 18, 1866, and by this union three children have been born to us, My occupation a farmer. Now reside at Essex Junction, Vt.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 584


Services for William Flagg Whitney Held at His Late Home.

The funeral of William Flagg Whitney was held at his late home on Church street Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. The Rev. C. C. Adams of Burlington and the Rev. E. O. Foster officiated. Many friends attended, including many from Williston and Burlington. Members of R. S. Sherman Post, G A R., attended in a body. The bearers were Henry O. Whitney, Charles F., and George Whitney, Carl B., and Chauncey S. Brownell and Edmund L. Whitney. The casket was draped with the flag. Among the many beautiful flowers were sprays sent by the Women's Relief Corps, Ladies of the G. A. R., and the State laboratory of hygiene. Burial was in the Williston cemetery, William Whitney was born in Williston October 27, 1842. In 1862 he enlisted in the 13th Vermont regiment. He was in the Battle of Gettysburg. On his return he developed a beautiful farm in Williston village. He lived a well rounded life, fighting to kill slavery and to keep the Union, and working hard to give a comfortable home to his dear ones. He was active in the welfare of his long-time home and in t hi s village and in church work. He moved to this village in 1909. He married Zervah F. Brownell, who, with three children, survive him. Mr. and Mrs. Whitney celebrated their golden wedding last December. This is the first time that death has entered the home. He is also survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Edmunds Whitney, who resides at his home, and two brothers, E. B. Whitney of Gloversville, N. Y.; and one sister, Mrs. I. D. Alger of Minneapolis. Miss Sarah Brownell, of Yonkers, N. Y., and Z. B. Whitney of Gloversville, N. Y., who were here to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, W. F. Whitney return to their homes today. Mrs. Z. B. Whitney returned Saturday. George Whitney will return to Princeton. N. J., today.

Source: Burlington Free Press, September 3, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.