John Whited

BirthJuly 10, 1844
DeathNov. 3, 1939
CemeteryGeneva (Geneva)
PostWilson (Geneva)
Unit15th Missouri Infantry, Company I

Private John Whited

Company I, 15th Missouri Infantry

Whited was born on July 10, 1844. He enlisted and was mustered in the unit on November 30, 1864 at St. Joseph, Missouri. Whited served for 1 year and was mustered out on November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas. One Civil War source indicates that he went by the name “Whitehead” during the War.

Whited joined the regiment in the final stages of the Civil War. The unit fought at the Battle of Nashville (TN) on December 15-16, 1864. In addition, it was involved in the pursuit of Confederate General John Bell Hood in December, 1864.

He died on November 3, 1939 at the age of 95 years. He is buried in the Geneva Cemetery in Geneva (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Whited was the last member of the Wilson Post (#22) of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.