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Edward N. Whittier
Born (1840-07-01)July 1, 1840
Portland, Maine
Died June 14, 1902(1902-06-14) (aged 61)
Place of burial
Pierce Cemetery, Cumberland County, Maine
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Union Army
Rank Union army cpt rank insignia.jpg Captain
Unit Maine 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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