★ ★  Whipple, Amiel W.

Amiel Weeks Whipple

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Born: October 21, 1817
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Birthplace:
Greenwich, Massachusetts

Father: David Whipple 1783 – 1850
(Buried: West Cemetery, Amherst, Massachusetts)​

Mother: Abigail Brown Pepper 1787 – 1823
(Buried: West Cemetery, Amherst, Massachusetts)​

Wife: Eleanor Mary “Ellen” Sherburne 1824 – 1874
(Buried: Proprietors Burying Ground, Portsmouth, New Hampshire)​

Children:

Elizabeth Sherburne Whipple Huntington 1845 – 1922​
(Buried: Wayland Family Cemetery, Heards, Virginia)​
Charles Sherburne Whipple 1846 – 1848​
(Buried: Proprietors Burying Ground, Portsmouth, New Hampshire)​
Lt. Colonel Charles William Whipple 1846 – 1916​
(Buried: Memorial Cemetery of Saint John’s Church, Laurel Hollow, New York)​
David Whipple 1849 – 1884​
(Buried: Proprietors Burying Ground, Portsmouth, New Hampshire)​

Education:

1834 – 1837: Attended Amherst College​
1841: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (5th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1841: 2nd Lt. United States Army 1st Artillery​
1841 – 1851: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Topographical Engineers​
1841: Assistant Topographical Engineer, Patapsco River Study​
1841 – 1842: Assist. Topographical Engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana​
1842 – 1844: Assist. Topographical Engineer, Portsmouth Harbor​
1844 – 1849: Assistant Astronomer on Northeastern Boundary​
1849 – 1853: Assistant Astronomer on Mexican Boundary Survey​
1851 – 1855: 1st Lt. United States Army, Topographical Engineers​
1853 – 1856: Engineer in charge of exploration Route on 35th Parallel​
1855 – 1861: Captain, United States Army, Topographical Engineers​
1856 – 1861: Lighthouse Engineer of 10th Lighthouse District​
1856 – 1861: Engineer in charge of ship channel over St. Clair Flat​
1856 – 1861: Engineer of Ship Channel through Lake George​

Civil War Career:

1861: Chief Topographical Engineer for Washington, D.C. Defenses​
1861: Served in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at First Battle of Bull Run​
1861 – 1863: Major of United States Topographical Engineers​
1861 – 1862: Topographical Engineer for McDowell’s Division​
1862: Topographical Engineer for Union Army, 1st Army Corps​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Brigade Commander in Washington, D.C. Defenses​
1862: Division Commander in Washington, D.C. Defenses​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1862: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Fredericksburg​
1863: Major of United States Army, Engineers​
1863: Mortally Wounded at Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Brevetted Brig. General for Gallantry, Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Brevetted Major General on the day of his death​

Died:
May 7, 1863

Place of Death:
Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Died from his wounds received at Chancellorsville

Age at time of Death: 46 years old

Burial Place: Proprietors Burying Ground, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
 
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