Biography of Isaac Whittue
Potter County, PA Biographies

ISAAC WHITTUE, of East Hebron, was born in Somerset county, Penn., March 12, 1823. His parents being in limited circumstances, his educational advantages were very meager. When twelve years old, he went to work for a farmer, remaining with him for three years, and then was in the employment of a physician three years. He then worked in a shingle mill until twenty five years of age, when he entered the employ of the New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad Company. In 1859 he removed to Potter county, and September 8, 1861, enlisted in Company G, Sixty fourth New York Infantry. June 30, 1862, in front of Richmond, he was sunstruck, and was left on the field for dead. He was captured at Savage Station, and was a prisoner nine weeks. At Chancellorsville, in 1863, he was struck by a shell, and his left ear was severed from his head. May 12, 1863, a bullet struck him in the right eye, and the ball has never been removed, being still in his head. December 27, 1884, he was discharged from the service and returned to East Hebron, where he has since lived, an honored veteran, who bears many scars received in the defense of his country's honor.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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