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Folliott Augustus Whitney
Major, United States Army
District of Columbia (Washington, DC) Flag
Born on March 22, 1842, he served with the 6th United States Infantry. He died on August 11, 1900 (possibly killed in the Philippine Insurrection, those around him were), and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Hattie Myrick Whitney (June 17, 1859-June 8, 1903), is buried with him.


Folliot Augustus Whitney of Washington, D. C.
Appointed from Washington, D.C., Second Lieutenant, 1st Maryland Cavalry, 25 Apr 1862
Honorably mustered out 7 April 1863
Second Lieutenant, VRC,  6 June 1863
Brevetted First Lieutenant, Captain, and Major of United States Volunteers, 13 March 1865 for gallant and meritorious service
Honorably mustered out 18 June 1866
Appointed Second Lieutenant, 8th United States Infantry, 15 May 1866
First Lieutenant,  21 November 1866
Regimental Quartermaster, 17 May 1877 to 1 October 1878
Regimental Adjutant, 4 July 1879 to 6 February 1882
Captain,  6 February 1882
Major, 6th United States Infantry, 1 July 1898
Died 11 August 1900
August 14, 1900

Major Folliot A. Whitney of the Sixth Infantry died at Manila on the 11th inst. of heart disease. Major Whitney was one of the heroes of the War of Rebellion and was brevetted threetimes, the last as a Major of Volunteers, for gallant and meritorious services during the war.

He was a native of the District of Columbia and entered the Army on April 25, 1862, as Second Lieutenant of the Second Maryland Cavalry. He remained in the volunteer army throughout the Civil War, being honorably mustered out in June 1866, when he was commissioned in the Regular Army as Second Lieutenant in the Eighth Infantry. He reached  the grade of Major of the Sixth Infantry in June 1898 and served with that regiment up to the time of his death. He was on recruiting duty in New york City from October 1, 1897 to November 14, 1899 when he was ordered to join his regiment in thePhilippines.


WHITNEY, FOLLIOT A
MAJOR 6 US INF
DATE OF DEATH: 08/11/1900
BURIED AT:   SITE 329
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

WHITNEY, HATTIE M W/O F A
DATE OF DEATH: 06/08/1903
BURIED AT:   SITE 329
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF FA WHITNEY, MAJOR 6 US INF

FW Whitney Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, July 2002

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