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Capt James Jefferson Whitney
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1834
Fayette
Jefferson County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1896

James Jefferson Whitney was a captain in Company "H" (Whitney's Company) of the 4th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment. He served throughout the war under General Wirt Adams, was with Nathan Bedford Forrest, and surrendered with Forrest at Citronelle, Alabama, at the end of the war. After the war he was a successful lawyer and Mississippi politician. He was active in the United Confederate Veterans, and his UCV Camp was named in his honor, Camp J.J. Whitney No. 22, UCV, Fayette, Mississippi. When he died in 1897 the following obituary appeared in the Confederate Veteran Magazine:

"Capt. J.J. Whitney, who was first lieutenant of our camp, and for whom it was named, in recognition of his eminent public and private virtues as soldier and citizen, also recently passed away. When the storm cloud of war hung thickest over his sunny home he organized and commanded a company of cavalry, and served with distinction until the close. He was a brave soldier, prompt and faithful in the discharge of every duty assigned him, ready at all times and under all circumstances to meet danger. With the same fidelity with which he served the community in which he lived he served the state, as well on the field of battle as in the legislative halls. Such a man, soldier, and citizen was our comrade. ‘Hearts, not books, bear the records of such lives.' "


This information was provided by Knox Martin, who is the SCV Tennessee Division Genealogist
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Josephine Darden Whitney (1838 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fayette Cemetery
Fayette
Jefferson County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Ernest Rucker
Record added: Jan 16, 2010
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Capt James Jefferson Whitney
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Capt James Jefferson Whitney
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