Historical records matching Edward Newton Whittier
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
Rank: First Lieutenant
Company: Battery 5
Division: Maine Light Artillery