Ripley, Edward Hastings
Age: 22, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. B, 9th VT INF, 6/2/62 (6/2/62), pr MAJ 3/20/63 (3/20/63), pr LTC 5/16/63 (5/22/63), pr COL 5/22/63 (6/12/63), wdd, Chapin's Farm, 9/29/64, Bvt BGen 8/1/64, m/o 6/13/65 [College: UC, BC]
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Birth: 11/11/1839, Rutland, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Block 27, Lot 22
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 22688
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Charles Collection, Guber Collection off-site, Reunion Society Collection
College?: Union, Brown
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society
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.
Source: Revised Roster
Photograph taken at the Civil War museum
Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia
Courtesy of John Burbank.
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.
Source: Tulsa Daily World, September 25, 1915
Courtesy of Bob Hackett.