It is with sorrow we announce the death of the Rev. John S. Whittlesey, Chaplain of the 11th Iowa regiment. He returned to his home in Durant a few weeks since, sick with typhoid fever and pneumonia, contracted by his exertions to aid the wounded soldiers at the battle of Pittsburg, while he himself was in feeble health. He was a pure hearted Christian, and has fallen a martyr at his post, while faithfully discharging his duty. Mr. Whittlesey, by his faithful correspondence, had made himself acquainted with the readers of the GAZETTE, who, with us, will regret that his pen is stilled forever.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday Morning, May 14, 1862, p. 1