Edward L Whiting

BirthAug. 29, 1848
DeathJan. 3, 1923
CemeterySt Marys (Spencer)
PostO'Brien (Turner)
Unit1st New York Light Artillery, Battery D

Private Edward L Whiting

Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery

Whiting (also spelled Whiteting) was born in West Bloomfield, New York on August 29, 1848. He enlisted in the regiment on August 11, 1864 at the age of 15 years. He was mustered on August 12, 1864 and a little over 9 months. Whiting was mustered out on May 30, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia.

Whiting joined the regiment in the final stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment, the unit was engaged in the Siege of Petersburg (VA) (June 16-April 2, 1865). In addition, the unit was at Appomattox Court House (VA) (April 9, 1865) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia. The regiment participated in the Grand Review of the Troops in Washington DC on May 23, 1865.

Whiting died on January 30, 1923 at the age of 74 years. He is buried in the St Mary’s Catholic Cenetery in Spencer (Boyd County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the O’Brien Post (#241) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Turner, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Burgess Post (#328) of the GAR in Spencer, Nebraska and the Hooten Post (#338) in Butte, Nebraska.

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