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topographical engineer , army officer

Amiel Weeks Whipple, American topographical engineer, army officer. Member survey team established to settle Northeastern boundary of the United States, 1844-1849.

Background

Whipple, Amiel Weeks was born in 1816 in Greenwich, Massachusetts, United States. Son of David and Abigail (Pepper) Whipple.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1841.

Career

Member survey team established to settle Northeastern boundary of the United States, 1844-1849. Surveyed boundary between Mexico an United States, 1849-1853. Surveyed route for railroad line to Pacific Ocean, 1853-1856.

Supervised operation designed to open Great Lakes for large craft, 1856-1861. Chief topographical engineer at Battle of Bull Run, 1860. Commissioned major United States Army, 1861.

Promoted brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1862. Wounded 2d day of fighting at Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863. Promoted major general United States Volunteers before his death.

Membership

Member survey team established to settle Northeastern boundary of the United States, 1844-1849.

Connections

Married Eleanor Sherburne, September 12, 1843.

father:
David Whipple

mother:
Abigail (Pepper) Whipple

spouse:
Eleanor Sherburne