Wednesday, December 31, 2014
WHITING S. EDGERTON
Death of Another One of the Great Army of Veterans of the Civil War
At his home in German, N. Y., on Saturday morning, February 8, 1908, occurred the death of Whiting S. Edgerton, aged 70 years.
Mr. Edgerton was born in the town of German, and in early manhood went to Pennsylvania where, in August 1861, he enlisted in Company A. First Regiment, Pennsylvania Rifles. He serviced with that company until 1864, when the remnant of the regiment was veteranized and became the 190th Pennsylvania volunteers-the famous "Pennsylvania Bucktails." Under this re-enlistment Mr. Edgerton served until the close of the war. He was at the grand review of troops at Washington and was mustered out in July 1865.
At Gettysburg, under General Ord, he saw the terrific fighting around Little Round Top and Devil's Den. In the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North and South Anna and Cold Harbor his regiment was in the midst of the slaughter. He was at Appomattox at Lee's surrender.
Mr. Edgerton was a man of great endurance and magnificent courage, and was one of that vast army who gave the best of their lives in defence of their country and he now rests in an honored grave in the village cemetery of his native town, where he was buried on Tuesday, attended by an escort from William A. Miles Post, G. A. R., of which he was a member.
A wife, three daughters, Mrs. Aurelius Parks, Mrs. W. W. Aikins and Mrs. Albert Jackson, and one son, Louis B. Edgerton, mourn his loss.