of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WHITNEY, WILLIAM G.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company B, 11th Michigan Infantry. Place and
Date: At Chickamauga, Ga., 20 September 1863. Entered Service At: Quincy, Mich.
Born: 13 December 1840, Allen, Mich. Date Of Issue: 21 October 1895.
As the enemy were about to charge, this officer went outside the temporary Union works
among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut off and removed
their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammunition being used
with good effect in again repulsing the attack.
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