WHITTIER, EDWARD N. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, 5th Battery, Maine Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Fishers Hill, Va., 22 September 1864. Entered service at: Gorham, Maine.

Birth:   Portland, Maine.

Date of issue:   13 January 1892.

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.

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)