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Thomas A. White
November 28, 1838 - September 17, 1862

and
William H. White

February 10, 1841 - March 16, 1865


Thomas A. and William H. White were the third and fourth sons of Thomas and Margaret White.  Both served in the Civil War and both lost their lives. 

Thomas A. White was a Private in Co I 3rd Reg't of Wisconsin Volunteers.    He was born November 28, 1838 in England and died September 17, 1862 at the battle of Antietam in Maryland.1

William H. White was a Corporal in Co I, 3rd Reg't Wisconsin Volunteers.  He was born February 10, 1841 and died March 16, 1865 at the Battle of Averysboro in North Carolina.2

Neither Thomas nor William married nor left children.

The photograph on the left below has been in the possession of my family for well over a hundred years.  On the back is the notation "? White Civil War Vet Buried in Shullsburg".3  (Kenneth White, confirmed about 1970 that the handwriting was that of his uncle, Allen Whitford White (Thomas William White/John White/Thomas White.)  Most certainly the young man in the picture is either Thomas or William White, though admittedly, both men's papers describe them as having light or blond hair.

To the right is a photo of a memorial marker for Thomas and William White which is in the Eastern White Oak Cemetery in Lafayette County.4  Contrary to the notation on the photograph, Thomas A. White was buried in the Cemetery in Antietam, MD in Lot A, Section 15, Grave 29.5  William H. White is buried in the Raleigh, NC cemetery, Section 22, Grave 31.6  I heard a rumor once that Thomas White had had one or both of the bodies moved to White Oak Cemetery but I have not seen any evidence of that.
 



? White
Civil War Vet
Buried near Shullsburg


Thomas and William White
Memorial Marker
White Oak Springs, Wisconsin
Photographed by Walt Custer Dec 1981


William White Grave
d. 03/16/1865,
CPL I, 3 WIS INF, Orig Bur Nc, Plot: 22 238
Raleigh National Cemetery
Located on Rock Quary Road
Raleigh, NC
Photograph by Cathryn Chiesa, July 4, 2004

 


William White Grave
(Center foreground with red carnations)
Raleigh National Cemetery
Located on Rock Quary Road
Raleigh, NC
Photograph by Cathryn Chiesa, July 4, 2004


 Click on thumbnails to enlarge and view original research notes made by Eileen Wendt at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
 

Thomas A. White
Civil War Service
Research notes from records at the Wisconsin State Historical Society made by Eileen Wendt prior to 1981.
William H. White
Civil War Service

Research notes from records at the Wisconsin State Historical Society made by Eileen Wendt prior to 1981.
William H. White
Final Pay Voucher
Made out to father, T. White  

Endnotes

1)  Information about Thomas A White in this paragraph is from a handwritten form containing information extracted from The State Historical Society of Wisconsin archives by Eileen Wendt of Stoughton, WI.  It was among a group of papers given to me in 1981 by Eileen Wendt of Stoughton, WI.   A scan of the form can be seen by clicking on the thumbnail on the left entitled Thomas A. White, Civil War Service.

2)  Information about William H. White in this paragraph is from handwritten notes containing information extracted from records at The State Historical Society of Wisconsin by Eileen Wendt of Stoughton, WI.  It was among a group of papers given to me in 1981 by Eileen Wendt of Stoughton, WI.  A scan of the notes can be seen by clicking on the center thumbnail above entitled William H. White Civil War

3)  Unknown White photograph, original, inscribed on back "? White, Civil War Vet, buried near Shullsburg"  Photograph has been in the possession of Thomas William White (Thomas/John/Thomas White) and his descendents since the late 1800's.  Kenneth White (George/Thomas William/John/Thomas White) identified the handwriting on the back of the picture as that of his uncle Allen Whitford White (Thomas William/John/Thomas White) It is owned in 2004 by Nancy Custer, The Sea Ranch, California.)

4) Thomas and William White memorial marker, Eastern White Oak Cemetery, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, photographed December 1981 by Nancy Custer.

5) Wendt, Thomas A. White Civil War Service Notes from Wisconsin State Historical Society Archives.

6) Wendt, William H. White Civil War Service Notes from Wisconsin State Historical Society Archives.

 

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