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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
Death: 09/14/1915

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Block 27, Lot 22
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 22688


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Charles Collection, Guber Collection off-site, VHS Collections
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)

Remarks: None

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


Ninth Vermont Infantry Album
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

Portraits Collections
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

(Charles Collection)


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 on 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.



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 Raritan River Railroad.

Source: Tulsa Daily World, September 25, 1915
Courtesy of Bob Hackett.

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