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WHITTIER, EDWARD

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While acting as assistant adjutant general, Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, went over the enemy's works, mounted, with the assaulting column, to gain quicker possession of the guns and to turn them upon the enemy.

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Service

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U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Captain) 5th Battery, Maine Light Artillery

Conflict

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Civil War 1864 Portland, Cumberland County, Maine

Citation

While acting as assistant adjutant general, Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, went over the enemy's works, mounted, with the assaulting column, to gain quicker possession of the guns and to turn them upon the enemy.