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Edward N. Whittier
July 1, 1840|
|Died||June 14, 1902
|Place of burial||
Pierce Cemetery, Cumberland County, Maine
|| United States Army
|Unit||5th Battery Maine Light Artillery|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
• Battle of Fisher's Hill
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Edward Newton Whittier (July 1, 1840 – June 14, 1902) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He took temporary command of the 5th Maine Battery when Captain Greenlief T. Stevens was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. Whittier received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Fisher's Hill near Strasburg, Virginia fought September 21–22, 1864. The battle was one of the engagements of the Valley Campaigns of 1864.
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