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Amiel Weeks Whipple (Major General)

Amiel Weeks Whipple
Father: David Whipple (8 Jun 1783 - 26 Nov 1850)
Mother: Abigail Brown Pepper (16 Jan 1787 - 30 May 1823)

Family 1: Eleanor Mary Sherburne (31 Jan 1824 - 29 Apr 1874)
  1.  Elizabeth Sherburne Whipple (15 Aug 1845 - 3 Mar)
  2. +Charles William Whipple (28 Sep 1846 - 18 Oct 1916)
  3.  William Whipple (28 Sep 1846 - INFANT)
  4.  David Whipple (____ - ____)

                                                                                                _James Whipple ______+
                                                                                               | (1681 - 1766) m 1704
                                                                          _Jacob Whipple ______|_Mary Bacon Fuller __
                                                                         | (1707 - 1789) m 1728  (1685 - 1759)       
                                                    _James Whipple ______|
                                                   | (1729 - 1767) m 1750|
                                                   |                     |                      _James Leland _______+
                                                   |                     |                     | (1687 - 1768) m 1710
                                                   |                     |_Jerusha Leland _____|_Hannah Learned _____
                                                   |                       (1710 - 1789) m 1728                      
                         _David Whipple ___________|
                        | (1759 - 1842) m 1785     |
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                        |                          |_Lydia Powers _______|
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 _David Whipple ________|
| (1783 - 1850) m 1806  |
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|                       |_Elizabeth "Betsy" Davis _|
|                         (1766 - 1826) m 1785     |
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|--Amiel Weeks Whipple 
|  (1817 - 1863)
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|                        _Joseph Pepper ___________|
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|_Abigail Brown Pepper _|
  (1787 - 1823) m 1806  |
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                        |_Zilpha Brown ____________|
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Notes

!SOURCE: Letter from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 13 Dec 1997.

!DEATH: Fatally wounded at Chancellorsville [Virginia]. --J. Lahr-Kreischer.

!SOURCE: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. 10 (New York: James T. White, 1900), p. 145-146.

!SOURCE: Email from Charles Tyrrel Whipple (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple on 14 Nov 1997, citing: 1) LAMB, Encyclopedia of American Biography; 2) CULLUM, Biographical Register of U.S.A. Military Academy (Boston, 1891); Catholic Encyclopedia, copyright by the Encyclopedia Press, Inc. Electronic version copyright - 1997 by New Advent, Inc.

!SOURCE: Email from Gail Lang (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 12 Nov 2001.

!BIOGRAPHY: Military engineer and soldier. After studying at Amherst College, he made the course at West Point, graduating 1 July, 1841. His early years of service were spent in surveying the Patapsco River, sounding and mapping the approaches of New Orleans, and in surveying Portsmouth Harbour. Later he helped to determine portions of the Canadian and the Mexican boundaries of the United States. In 1853 he had charge of the explorations for a railroad route near the 35th parallel of latitude to the Pacific Ocean. He became a Catholic around 1857, when he was in Detroit in charge of the lighthouse districts from Lake Superior to the St. Lawrence. In the war, after engineering under Gen. McDowell, he became chief topographical engineer under McClellan. His maps were used on many Virginian battlefields. In 1862, as brigadier-general of volunteers, he had charge of the defense of Washington on the Virginia side. After great gallantry at Antietam and Fredericksburg, with his division in General Sickles's corps, he was much exposed at Chancellorsville. In a skirmish at the close of the battle he was severely wounded in the neck [stomach, according to G. Lang] by a sharpshooter, and received the last rites of the Church on the battlefield. Taken to Washington he was breveted brigadier-general on 4 May, major general of volunteers on 6 May, and major-general by brevet on 7 May, only a few hours before his death. --C.T. Whipple

!SOURCE: Email from Tom McDonald (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 30 Apr 2006. Tom writes: "Eleanor Mary Whipple, wife of MajGen Amiel Weeks Whipple is buried beside her husband at Proprietors Burying Ground, Portsmouth, NH." In a second note written the same day, Tom adds: "I visit the gravesite a couple of times a year. Both graves have suffered from acid rain and Amiel's from vandalism & could use a bit of restoration."

!SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, 15 Generations of Whipples: Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Abt 1590-1647: An American Story (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2007), 2:G447, 2:G631-G638. Gives birth 21 Oct 1817. (Previously entered as 1818 [year only].)

Did you know that from the 1860s until 1881, Fort Myer (Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia) was named Fort Whipple, in honor of Amiel Weeks Whipple?

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