WHITMAN, FRANK M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company G, 35th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862. At Spotsylvania, Va., 18 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Ayersville, Mass.

Birth:   Woodstock, Maine.

Date of issue:   21 February 1874.

Citation:   Was among the last to leave the field at Antietam and was instrumental in saving the lives of several of his comrades at the imminent risk of his own. At Spotsylvania was foremost in line in the assault, where he lost a leg.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)