Condition as seen; Roughly 1 by 5 cut from a document mounted on a larger card. Born at Madison County, New York, in the hamlet of Nelson, August 2, 1826, he was appointed to West Point in 1847, graduating in 1851, ranking near the bottom of his class, a low standing belied by future assignments and achievements.
He performed routine duty on the Frontier in New Mexico and Texas and in 1861 was on Quartermaster duty at Indianola, Texas, when that post was captured by Texan insurgents. He escaped through the enemy's lines and made his way East in time to participate in the Battle of First Manassas as Assistant Adjutant General in Hunter's Division. He served as a staff officer during and after the Civil War and was successively promoted to Captain, Major, Brigadier General of Volunteers (July 17, 1863) and Colonel.He also won the brevet of Major General, United States Army, for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the rebellion. He discharged the duty in the Departments of Pennsylvania and Virginia, Middle Military Department, VIII Corps, and sundry other posts. On November 12, 1863 he became Assistant Quartermaster General of the Army and Department of the Cumberland and the following month was appointed to be George H. In the latter capacity, he took part in all of the operations of Chattanooga and in the Atlanta Campaign as well as the movements which arrested John Bell Hood's invasion of Tennessee at Franklin and Nashville.
He continued with Thomas after the war, until the latter's death in San Francisco in 1870, when Whipple was appointed Aide-de-Camp to General William T. Sherman, the General-in-Chief of the Army, a capacity which he served in for five years. From 1878 until his retirement in 1890 he was Adjutant General of the Division of the Missouri, Division of the Atlantic and Department of the East.He thereafter lived in New York City, where he died on April 1, 1902. He was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Caroline Mary Cooke Whipple (no dates on stone), is buried with him. His son, Herbert Sydney Whipple (also no dates on the stone), Major, United States Army, is also buried in this site. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Military". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.