Saturday, June 16, 2018

Battery Amiel Whipple on Fort Standish, Lovell's Island, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Recently Mark Whipple sent an email with two links to pages about locations in Boston Harbor. One of the links describes Battery Amiel Whipple, located on Lovell's Island. (See Amiel's page in the Whipple Website for more information about Major General Amiel Weeks Whipple. He died from wounds received May 4, 1873 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia.)

The first link traces the history of Battery Whipple from 1890 until 1947. The second link is to a Boston Globe Article about a quarantine station on Gallops Island in Boston Harbor. The article doesn't mention Amiel Weeks Whipple by name, and makes only a passing reference to cannons being mounted there.

Mark used Google Maps to determine that Battery Whipple on Lovell's Island and the quarantine station on Gallops Island are the same place geographically.

We can now add Battery Whipple to the list of places named after Amiel Weeks Whipple. (See his page on the Whipple Website for other locations.)

Amiel Weeks Whipple is in the Whipple Genweb.

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