Ripley, Edward Hastings
Age: 22, credited to Rutland, VTVITALS
Birth: 11/11/1839, Rutland, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Edward H. Ripley
Edward H. Ripley
Brevet Brigadier-General United States Volunteers
Commissioned Captain Co. B, 9th Regiment Vermont Infantry Volunteers, June 20, 1862; mustered into the United States service July 9, 1862; promoted Major, March 20, 1863; Lieutenant-Colonel, May 16, 1863; Colonel May 22, 1863; Brevet Brigadier-General USV, August 1, 1864; wounded September 29, 1864. Mustered out of service June 13, 1865. Commanded post at Newport Barracks, N.C., spring and summer of 1864. Commanded the Second Brigade, Second Division, Eighteenth Corps, on the Bermuda Hundred, Va., front; also the First Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-Fourth Corps, on the Richmond, Va., front.
Tulsa Daily World Morning Edition
Vol. X. No. 306 TULSA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, September 25, 1915
CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES IN VERMONT
RUTLAND, Vermont, Sept. 14
Brigadier General Edward H. Ripley, who led the federal brigade into Richmond after the surrender of General Lee's army, died tonight after a long illness. He left Union college in the second year of the civil war and raised a company, going to the front as its captain and winning rapid promotion by distinguished conduct. After the war, General Ripley became prominent in New York financial circles. He was founder and director of the United States and Brazil steamship line and built the Rariton River railroad.
Photograph taken at the Civil War museum at Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia, courtesy of John Burbank.
Obituary contributed by Bob Hackett.
Note: A picture of this soldier is available in the Charles Collection.