FULL STANDING VIEW OF 10TH MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER WOUNDED AT SPOTSYLVANIA – EDWIN M. WHITNEY

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Image is of Edwin M. Whitney in the uniform of a lieutenant leaning against a column. He wears a dark frock coat with lieutenant’s shoulder straps, a dark military vest and light trousers.

Image is clean and bright with excellent clarity and contrast. Paper and mount are good.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for H. J. REED…WORCESTER, MASS. The ID of the image is confirmed by an identified online image.

Edwin M. Whitney was born in Woodstock, Connecticut on November 1, 1835. He was a 25 year old jeweler living in Haydenville, Massachusetts when he enlisted as a corporal in Company C, 10th Massachusetts Infantry on June 21, 1861.

Whitney was promoted several times. He was made sergeant on November 11, 1861 and 1st sergeant on an undisclosed date. He received a commission to 1st lieutenant November 26, 1862 and Captain on March 13, 1865. He was also twice wounded, once in the face slightly at Fair Oaks and in the foot at Spotsylvania. He was mustered out on July 1, 1864.

After the war he continued in the jewel business and later moved to Attleboro where he was Overseer of the Poor for three years and served in the state Legislature in 1889, 90 and again in 1908. He was also a member of the Prentiss M. Whiting Post #192 of the GAR.

Edwin Whitney died on Christmas Day 1910 and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. [AD]

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