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WHITAKER, EDWARD

whitaker edward

While acting as an aide, voluntarily carried dispatches from the commanding general to Gen. Meade, forcing his way with a single troop of cavalry, through an infantry division of the enemy in the most distinguished manner, though he lost half his escort.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Captain (highest rank: Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers) Company E, 1st Connecticut Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Killingly, Connecticut

Citation

While acting as an aide, voluntarily carried dispatches from the commanding general to Gen. Meade, forcing his way with a single troop of cavalry, through an infantry division of the enemy in the most distinguished manner, though he lost half his escort.