Edward Newton Whittier (1841 - 1902)

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Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Edward Newton Whittier

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Edward Newton Whittier, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 September 1864, while serving with Battery 5, Maine Light Artillery, in action at Fisher's Hill, Virginia. While acting as assistant adjutant general, Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, First Lieutenant Whittier 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.

General Orders: Date of Issue: January 13, 1892

Action Date: September 22, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Battery 5

Division: Maine Light Artillery

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1841
July 1, 1841
Portland, Maine, USA
1902
June 14, 1902
Age 60
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East Baldwin, Cumberland, Maine, USA