BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM DENISON WHIPPLE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/07/1900 - HFSID 278507
WILLIAM DENISON WHIPPLE Whipple handwrote, signed and dated this letter to General James Grant-Wilson in 1900, in order to answer questions that Grant-Wilson asked about several other generals. Mounted on an 8x11 album leaf. Autograph letter signed "Wm D. Whipple".
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WILLIAM DENISON WHIPPLE
Whipple handwrote, signed and dated this letter to General James Grant-Wilson in 1900, in order to answer questions that Grant-Wilson asked about several other generals. Mounted on an 8x11 album leaf.
Autograph letter signed "Wm D. Whipple". 2 pages, 4¼x6¾, 1 sheet folded, front and verso, on stationery from the "Army and Navy Club/of the City of New York". Mounted to a 7¾x10¾ white album leaf with "Wm Whipple" written in pencil in unknown hand in lower right corner. March 7, 1900. Addressed to General James Grant-Wilson. In full: "Dear General. Yours of Feb. 28 has been received. Gen. Thomas Morse had no name so far as I know. The address of Gen. A. J. Mackay who was at one time Chief Quartermaster Army of the Cumberland is 54 Broad Street, New York. Please excuse delay in answering your note which has been caused by corresponding delay in obtaining the address of Gen. Mackay. Very truly yours". Whipple (1826-1902, born in Nelson, New York) was a general in the American Civil War. Whipple graduated near the bottom of his class from West Point in 1851 and was given routine duty in New Mexico and Texas for the next decade. He was a quartermaster in Indianola, Texas when his post was captured by Texan insurgents. But Whipple escaped through enemy lines and made his way back to the Union. He participated in the Battle of First Manassas and was present during the Chattanooga Campaign and the siege of Atlanta. Whipple was breveted a major general and, in 1863, was appointed Assistant Quartermaster General of the Army and Department of the Cumberland and General George H. Thomas' Chief of Staff. After the war, he was appointed aide-de-camp to General William T. Sherman, the General-in-Chief of the Army. He retired in 1890. Lightly toned. Letter was folded once and unfolded. Leaf was torn neatly from album on left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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