The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Army of the Shenandoah

Corps Engineers

Major W H C Whiting, chief engineer, Army of the Shenandoah

Major W H C Whiting, chief engineer, Army of the Shenandoah

maj. W H c Whiting
Corps Engineers, Confederate States Army

Assignment: Major W H C Whiting, corp engineers, Confederate States Army, was appointed chief engineer to General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, at Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861.

Sources

"Major Whiting, a very able officer, has assumed charge of the engineering branch of the service at this point."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 3 June, 1861 - Affairs at Harpers Ferry

Books/ Manuscripts

"Whiting, later a major general and creator and defender of Fort Fisher, N. C., had only arrived at Manassas on 20 July, with Johnston."

Bull Run Remembers, by Joseph M Hanson

Notes

Captain W H C Whiting, United States Corps Engineers, was stationed at Fort Clinch, on Amelia Island, Nassau County, Florida, on 27 Jaunary, 1861, arrived at Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, in the evening on 28 January, 1861.

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, 20-23 February, 1861: Captain W H C Whiting, United States Corps Engineers, resigned on 20 February, 1861, and arrived at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 23 February, 1861.

Charleston, Charleston District, & Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, South Carolina, 25 February-18 April, 1861: Brigadier General W H C Whiting, Provisional Army of Mississippi, was ordered to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 23 February, 1861, and arrived on 25 February, 1861. He was appointed major, corps engineers, Confederates States Army, at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 16 March, 1861, and assigned to the Provisional Forces, Confederate States Army, at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 18 March, 1861. Major W H C Whiting, corps engineers, Confederates States Army, was appointed acting assistant inspector general to Brigadier General J Simons, Fourth Brigade (Charleston), South Carolina Militia, at Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, South Carolina, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Provisional Forces, Confederate States Army, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861. Major W H C Whiting, corps engineers, Confederates States Army, was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 18 April, 1861.

Headquarters, Coast Defences, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, May 6-16, 1861: Major W H C Whiting, corps engineers, Confederates States Army, was appointed inspector general to Brigadier General T H Holmes, Provisional Army of North Carolina, at Headquarters, Coast Defences, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, between 6 and 16 May, 1861 (See the Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac).

Note: Adjutant General & Major W H C Whiting, corps engineers, Confederates States Army, was stationed at Headquarters, Coast Defences, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, on 24 April, 1861.

Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 17-23 May, 1861: Major W H C Whiting, corps engineers, Confederates States Army, was ordered to proceed by the Weldon Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861, dated 16 May 1861, and by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 22 May, 1861. He was accompanied by Brigadier General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, and Lieutenant Colonel E K Smith, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, and arrived by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad at Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, via Lynchburg and Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861 (See the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah). Major W H C Whiting, corps engineers, Confederates States Army, was appointed chief egineer to General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, the same day.

Note: Inspector General & Major W H C Whiting, Army of the Shenandoadh, was stationed at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 30 June, 1861, was appointed, brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 28 August, 1861, dated 21 July, 1861.

The 6th North Carolina State Troops, the 2nd Mississippi Infantry, the 11th Mississippi Infantry, the 1st Tennessee Infantry, the 4th Alabama Infantry and the Staunton Artillery were assigned to the Third Brigade, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Acting Brigadier General W H C Whiting, on 25 July, 1861.

Report

OFFICIAL REPORT No.5: Series I, Volume 2, (Serial No.2), pp323-324
Captain W H C Whiting, United States Corps Engineers, of the seizure of Oglethorpe Barracks and Fort Jackson, dated United States Engineers Office, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, 28 January, 1861

Supplement to the Official Records, Volume 1, Addendum to REPORT (Incomplete): Series I, Volume 1, pp185-189
Major W H C Whiting, Chief Engineer, Army of the Shenandoah

Orders of Battle

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