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WHITNEY, WILLIAM

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As the enemy were about to charge, this officer went outside the temporary Union works among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut off and removed their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammunition being used with good effect in again repulsing the attack.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: Captain) Company B, 11th Michigan Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Allen, Hillsdale County, Michigan

Citation

As the enemy were about to charge, this officer went outside the temporary Union works among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut off and removed their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammunition being used with good effect in again repulsing the attack.