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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born N. H.)

Charles W. Whipple​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Sept. 28, 1846, Portsmouth, NH.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 15, 1868.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Sep. 30, 1868, to Feb., 1869, — Key West, Fla., Feb. 19, 1869, to Aug. 22, 1870, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Apr. 25, 1871, — and Charleston, S. C., to Aug. 15, 1871; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Drawing, Aug. 31, 1871, to Aug. 28, 1872; in garrison at Ft. Jefferson, Fla., to Nov. 30, 1872, — Ft. Ontario, N. Y., to Apr. 17, 1873, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1873, to May 1, 1874, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., June 1‑8, 1874; with Lieutenant Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler's Surveying Expedition West of 100th Meridian, July, 1874, to Jan. 15, 1876; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at

(Transferred to Ordnance, July 19, 1875)

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 19, 1875)

the International Exhibition of 1876, at Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 15 to Dec. 28, 1876, — and to the Constructor of Ordnance at West Point Foundry, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1877, to July 2, 1883; on duty with Ordnance

(Captain, Ordnance, June 14, 1886)

Board, to July, 1887; and as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Department of the Missouri, and in command of Ft. Leavenworth Ordnance Depot, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Charles William Whipple)

Military History. — Served: Member of Board of officers to prepare estimates for space and plans for Government Buildings at the World's Columbian Exposition, Nov. 6, 1890 to July 19, 1892. — Departed for Chicago on duty connected with the Exposition, Feb. 28, 1891; returned to Washington, March 21. — Rock Island Arsenal, May 14, 1891. — At New York City, May 21 to Sept. 29, 1891. — Temporary station at Washington, D. C., Sept. 29, 1891. — On duty in the office of the Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C., July 19, 1892 to Sept. 3, 1895. — Member of Board of officers for the examination of officers of the line for transfer to the Ordnance Department, May 19, 1894; (same, Aug. 22, 1894, and Feb. 26, 1895). — At Springfield Armory, Sept. 3, 1895 to May 30, 1898. — Chief Ordnance Officer of the Expedition to the Philippine Islands, May 30, 1898. — On duty in Philippine Islands to Jan. 25, 1899.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Inspector-General,
U. S. Volunteers, June 22, 1898)

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, March 15, 1899)

— On leave of absence for two months on account of sickness, which was further extended from Jan. 25, 1899 to Jan. 25, 1900.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On sick leave of absence from Jan. 25, 1899 to Feb. 2, 1901.

Major, U. S. A., Retired Feb. 2, 1901, for disability in line of duty.

Civil History. — Member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and Sons of the Revolution. — Residence, New York City and at Massapequa, Long Island, N. Y.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles William Whipple, Born Sept. 28, 1846.)

Military History. —

Captain, Ordnance Department, May 9, 1885.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 2, 1901,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Oct. 18, 1916, at Summit, N. J.: Aged 70.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

Buried, Memorial Cemetery of St. John's Church, Portsmouth, NH.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. W. Whipple, Class of 1841.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Whipple's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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