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Royal Emerson Whitman
Captain, United States Army
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Royal Emerson Whitman of Maine
Appointed from Maine, Sergeant Major, 23 Maine Volunteer Infantry, 20 September 1862
Captain, 1 March 1863
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 15 July 1863
Major, 30th Maine Volunteer Infantry, 29 December 1863
Lieutenant Colonel, 1 September 1864
Colonel, 14 August 1865
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 20August 1865
Second Lieuenant, 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 2 July 1867
First Lieutenant, 12 August 1869
Retired 20 March 1879
Breveted First Lieutenant, United States Army, 2 July 1867, for gallantry in the battle of Sabine Cross Roads, Louisiana.


Royal Emerson Whitman was born 11 May 1833 at Turner, Maine. He married Lucretia Octavia, who was born in Maine in 1830, on 1 December 1852.  They were divorced and during the 1880 United States Census she was residing at Norwich, New London, Connecticut, with the Haskell family of that city.

WHITMAN, ROYAL E
CAPT USA RET
DATE OF DEATH: 02/12/1913
BURIED AT: SECTION W DIV  SITE 49-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 28 August 2006