Information about the Rogerene Community at Ledyard,
Connecticut, including (for
Rogerenes of Ledyard, Connecticut. Among
the followers of John Rogers who settled in Quakertown
are the numerous descendants
Whipple, whose great
was the father of Noah
Whipple, "one of the most capable
stone masons of his time."
As a first lieutenant in the Army Corps of
Topographical Engineers, Amiel led a government
expedition in 1854 to determine the most practical route
for the Pacific Railroad. Instructed to follow the 35th
Parallel of north latitude, Whipple traveled east to
west. In western Arizona, he drifted south of the 35th
Parallel because of the scarcity of water between
today's Kingman and the Colorado River. He then went
upstream to present-day Needles and continued along the
35th Parallel to Cajon Pass and the Los Angeles
Later, during the American Civil War, General
Whipple was a division commander at the battles of
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He was mortally
wounded at Chancellorsville while defending Washington,
D.C. He died in 1863.
Fort Whipple, Prescott, Arizona.
Established to protect Prescott, the first
territorial capital of Arizona. (It moved to
Prescott from nearby Del Rio Springs in 1864.) The
Whipple Blog has
about the present-day Fort Whipple Museum.
Fort Whipple was once the name
assigned to a military installation next to
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Here is its
1791: Fort McNair was established as the
Washington Arsenal, making it the third oldest
Army installation in the United States.
1863: Fort Whipple was built
to protect Washington, D.C., during the Civil
War. The Battle of Chancellorsville (where Amiel
died) took place between April 30 and May 6 of
1881: Fort Whipple became Fort
Myer, named after Brigadier General
Albert J. Myer, the Army's first chief signal
officer 1866-1880. General Myer had led the
effort to make Fort Whipple the proving ground
for the Army Signal Corps.
1887: General Philip H. Sheridan designated
Fort Myer a cavalry post.
2005: Fort Myer merged with Henderson Hall
(the neighboring Marine Corp
installation), creating Joint Base