November 11, 1839 - September 14, 1915Born in Rutland, Ripley enlisted in the 9th Vermont in 1862 and fought at Harper's Ferry, Chaffin's Farm and Second Fair Oaks. As brigade commander of the Army of the James, the general led the first Union troops into the Confederate capitol of Richmond on April 3, 1865, restoring order and extinguishing fires that threatened the city. Ripley warned Abraham Lincoln of an assassination plot two days before the president's death.
|Placed By||Vermont Division for Historic Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 667091 N 4835110|
|Decimal Degrees||43.65021667, -72.92805000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 39.013', W 72° 55.683'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 39' 0.78" N, 72° 55' 40.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 40 US-4, Killington VT 05751, US|
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