Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Died 03 March 1887
Buried New Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Adams County Indiana
Private Whipple was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 and would later transfer to the 22nd Veteran Reserve Corps.
James left the service holding the rank of Corporal .
He filed for a pension in November of 1869.