----------------- GEN. WHIPPLE DEAD. ------- Well-Known War Veteran Succumbs to Pneumonia at New York Hospital. Major Gen. William Denison Whipple died on Tuesday at the New York Hospital of pneumonia after an illness of only two days. He was at the Union Club on Saturday, and being taken ill the following day, went himself to the New York Hospital. Gen. Whipple was seventy-six years of age, and had spent thirty-six years in the military service. He was born at Nelson, Madison County, N.Y., August 2, 1826, and was appointed thence to the United States Military Acade- my in 1847. He was graduated from West Point July 1, 1851, and as Second Lieutenant was at once assigned to service on the In- dian frontier, and participated in the Gila expedition against the Apaches in 1857, the Navajo expedition in 1858, and the defence of Fort Defiance in 1860. He was at- tached to Col. Hunter's division in the Manassass campaign during the civil war, and took part in the first battle of Bull Run. In July, 1863, he was made Brigadier Gen- eral of Volunteers, and participated in the battles of Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Kene- shaw Mountain, and in the operations about Chattanooga. He was retired Feb. 28, 1887. Gen. Whip- ple was a member of the Union, University, and Jekyl Clubs and the Sons of the Revo- lution. The remains are in an undertaking establishment awaiting the arrival of mem- bers of the family from Chicago.
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