Notes for ANDREW JACKSON WHITMAN:
Son of Walter and Louisa (Van Velsor) Whitman, Sr.
Born: April 7, 1827 in West Hills, Huntington Township, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
Died: December 3, 1863 in Unknown.
Married: Nancy McClure Unknown in Unknown.
In the early 1860's he worked as a carpenter and lived with his wife, the former Nancy McClure, and their two children, "Jimmy" and "Georgy," at 105 Park Avenue in Brooklyn, not far from the residence of Mrs. Whitman.
On May 28, 1862, Andrew Jackson Whitman became a three-months soldier in the Union cause, which seemed to worsen by the battle. "Bunkum" was the family name for Andrew who returned home after the three months service. Plagued by alcoholism and a tubercular cough, which finally took his life in 1863, and by an emotionally unstable wife, who joined the ranks of Brooklyn's wartime streetwalkers after her husband's death, Andrew probably sought out military life because he could not get steady work at the Brooklyn shipyard.
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Andrew J. Whitman
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 13 N.Y. State Militia H. Art'y. (3 Months, 1862)
Regiment Name Expanded: 13th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery (State Militia) (3 months, 1862)
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 151