Chaplain John Smalley Whittlesey
John Smalley Whittlesey name: Whittlesey, John Smalley
aka:  Whitlesley, John S 
Rank: Chaplain 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. F&S, 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Sec-plot:  
Service: 10/10/1861 - 11/1/1861
Birth: 10/2/1812 New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: 5/11/1862 Durant, Iowa (?)
Notes: The given and maiden name of his wife on the headstone, as well as his company and regiment, show this is John Smalley Whittlesey of Connecticut. His wife is found on the 1870 census as a widow in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin living with her son J.E. Whittlesey. His daughter Rebecca married Jacob F Bemis in Janesville May 14 1873. It's possible when her husband left for the war, Eliza moved to Wisconsin and stayed with her son or she moved here after her husbands death. He had mustered out of the Army by the time of his death.

Per the Iowa rosters it appears this may be a memorial stone
Appointed Chaplain Oct. 10, 1861. Mustered Nov. 1, 1861. Died of diphtheria May 11, 1862, Durant, Iowa.

 
 
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  11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry1

Organized at Davenport September 28 to October 18. 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., November 1. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862 and District of Corinth to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade. 6th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade. 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., November, 1861, and duty there till March, 1862. Expedition to Booneville December 8, 1861, and to Providence and Booneboro December 14. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 10, 1862. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth and Bolivar till November. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 12, 1863; thence to Lake Providence, La., January 18. Expedition to Richmond, La., January 29-31. Richmond January 30. Duty at Lake Providence till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Reserve). Battles of Raymond May 12. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Crossing May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Guard ammunition and subsistance trains at Vicksburg till February, 1864. Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 6. Veterans on furlough March and April. Non-Veterans garrison duty at Mound City, Ill. Moved to Clifton, Tenn.; thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 21-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Laggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Snake Creek Gap October 15-16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S.C., January 14-16. Salkehatchie Swamps February 3-5. River's Bridge February 3. Edisto Railroad Bridge February 7. South Edisto River February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20- 21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 166 Enlisted men by disease. Total 259.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

 
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