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 Benjamin Alfred Whittingham

Benjamin Alfred Whittingham

Birth
Death 15 Oct 1897 (aged 61)
Burial Weissport, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 27926339 · View Source
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Alfred served as a Corporal with the 28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company E (Civil War). He was wounded and lost his left leg at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, while carrying the colors.

After his injury, he mustered out as Sergeant and returned to Weissport. He married Mary A. Carney of Sussex County Delaware in 1872. They had five children together and raised her daughter as well. He served as County Clerk in Weissport for at least three years (an elected office), but his disability gave him phantom pain for the remainder of his life, possibly precluding any further career. He received a Civil War pension throughout the remainder of his life. He and Mary and their two youngest sons moved to Philadelphia in the 1890's, where they owned two homes, keeping one as a rental. Alfred died in October 1897 and Mary survived him for twenty-seven years. (Biography by great-granddaughter Karen Nielsen Mattern)


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  • Created by: Joe Nihen
  • Added: 30 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27926339
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Alfred Whittingham (4 Feb 1836–15 Oct 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27926339, citing Union Hill Cemetery, Weissport, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Joe Nihen (contributor 46889066) .