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    Union Topographer Amiel W. Whipple Autograph letter Signed," "A W Whipple," two pages, 5" x 8", Arlington, Virginia, July 15, 1861, to Lieutenant H. L. Abbott. Whipple, here a captain, directs his subordinate to the headquarters of General Tyler in hopes that "...Gen; Tyler may detail a number of men to aid in the execution of that position of the engineering operations which the gen'l may assign to you specially...". Very fine condition. At the beginning of the Civil War, Whipple was engaged in mapping the Virginia countryside in preparation for Union advances. Whipple, although serving admirably in the war and, indeed, dying at Chancellorsville, is best known for leading the 1853 Whipple Expedition in which he sought a southwestern corridor for a transcontinental railroad.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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