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 William Denison Whipple

William Denison Whipple

Birth
Nelson, Madison County, New York, USA
Death 1 Apr 1902 (aged 75)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Site 137
Memorial ID 6527 · View Source
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Civil War Union Major General. Born in Nelson, New York, he graduated from West Point US Military academy in 1851 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Infantry. He participated in the expedition against the Apache in 1857, the Navajo expedition of 1858 and the defense of Fort Defiance in 1860. At the start of the Civil War, he was a Captain and was present at the Battle of Bull Run. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel in 1862, he was assigned to the 8th Army Corps, as chief of staff to General Cadwallader. In July 1863, he was appointed Brigadier General and was in actions at Chattanooga, the Siege of Atlanta, the Battles of Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain and Nashville. For meritorious service, he was brevetted Major General in the Regular Army on March 13, 1865. After the war, he served as Assistant Adjutant General before retiring after a distinguished military career of forty years. He died of pneumonia at the age of 76.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6527
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Denison Whipple (2 Aug 1826–1 Apr 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6527, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .