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Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy
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Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Sheldon S. Cohen

Abstract

Abraham Whipple (1733–1819) commanded insurgents who destroyed HMS Gaspee in Narragansett Bay and helped direct the successful invasion of the Bahamas. This little-known, yet intrepid and frequently successful Continental Navy officer contributed significantly to the War for Independence. An esteemed officer of the fleet, he spent his last years in frontier Ohio where he was respected by and appealed to younger generations as a “representative of the Revolution.” This biography of Whipple presents a look inside the life of a Continental officer. The book illustrates at a personal level the com ... More

Keywords: Abraham Whipple, Continental Navy officer, War for Independence, frontier Ohio, prisoner of war, Revolutionary War veterans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034331
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034331.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheldon S. Cohen, author
Loyola University Chicago