Leroy RobinsonWhitener was born on 27 November 1837. He was mlt induction on 27 April 1861; Leroy enlisted in Co. A, 12th North Carolina regiment on 27 April 1861. He was captured by Union forces at Gettysburg. He was later released and fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, and in the Shenandoah at Cedar Creek and Hatcher's Run. He was with General Robert E. Lee's forces at Appomattox when Lee surrendered. He married Martha JaneShuford, daughter of George PhilipShuford and Anna ElizaBaker, on 12 January 1866.