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Civil War Soldiers - Whiting

WHITING, W. H. C., Mississippi.
Major, Corps of Engineers, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., July 21, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., February 28, 1863.
Died at Governor's Island, New York, March 10, 1865, while a prisoner of war.

Brigade composed of the Second and Eleventh Mississippi, the Fourth Alabama, and the Sixth North Carolina Regiments of Infantry, Army of the Potomac. Commanding Third Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah. Division composed of the brigades of Hood and Law, and the Light batteries of artillery of Reilly and Balthes. Commanding District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina, November 8, 1862, to July 13, 1863. The District of Cape Fear made a separate command September 26, 1863, and General Whiting assigned to it. Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, January 15, 1865.

Whiting, William Henry Chase, born in Mississippi, appointed at large cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1841 ; graduated first in a class of forty-one.
Second lieutenant, engineers, July 1, 1845.
First lieutenant, March 16, 1853.
Captain, December 13, 1858.
Resigned February 20, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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