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Daniel Powers Whiting was born on January 24, 1808 to Judge Daniel Whiting and Elizabeth Powers. Married Indiana Sanford, daughter of Colonel Alfred Sanford, grand-daughter of Major Thomas Martin. Daniel Powers Whiting died on August 2, 1892 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Military History

Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1832.

Served on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1833; Instructing,(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Dec. 15, 1833)
recruits at Newport, Ky., 1833‑35; in Ordnance Bureau at Washington,D.C., January 1 to Mar. 22, 1836; on Recruiting service, 1836‑37; on frontier(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, June 8, 1836)

Duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1837‑39; in the Florida War, 1839‑42; on Recruiting service, 1842; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1843, — Pass Christian, Mis., 1843, — New Orleans Barracks, La., 1843‑44, 1844‑45, and Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1845.

Served in Military Occupation of Texas,(Captain, 7th Infantry, Apr. 18, 1845),1845‑46.

In the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3‑9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847 — and Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1847‑48; in garrison

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 18, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

Served at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850‑51; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1851‑53, 1853‑54,a — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1854‑57, — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1857‑58; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1858.

Frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1858‑59, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859; and on sick leave.(Major, 10th Infantry, Dec. 20, 1860)

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65; in command of Ft. Garland, Col., July 9, 1861, to July 26, 1862; as Member of Board of Examination at Annapolis, Md., Aug. 1, 1862, to Oct. 14, 1863; Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Infantry, Feb. 15, 1862)

(Retired from Active Service, Nov. 4, 1863, for Disability, resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and from Sickness and Exposure in the Line of Duty)

In command of Ft. Mifflin, Pa., Mar. 1 to Nov. 30, 1864.

Civil History. — Author of "Army Portfolio," a series of five lithographed views illustrative of the Mexican War, 1849.

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