Whitney, Josiah

Rank: Private

Unit: G Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: October 11, 1854 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 21.

Hometown: Delhi, New York

Occupation prior to enlistment: Laborer

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 19 October 1857

Cause of death: Lock-jaw

Location of fatality: en route to Utah

Burial: he’s buried on the bluff near Chimney Rock.