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Civil War Soldiers - Ripley

Ripley, James W., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Windham, Conn., Dec. 10, 1794. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1814, served in the war against Great Britain and in the Seminole war, and was then until the Civil war engaged in various duties connected with the ordnance department. He was brevetted lieutenant-colonel in 1848 for meritorious conduct in the performance of his duty in the prosecution of the war with Mexico, and was promoted colonel and chief of ordnance, U. S. A., April 23, 1861. He was brevetted brigadier-general, July 2, 1861, was promoted brigadier-general and chief of ordnance on Aug 3, and on March 13, 1865, was brevetted major-general U. S. A. for long and faithful services in the army. He was retired from active service, Sept. 15, 1863, and afterwards served until his death as inspector of armament and fortifications on the New England coast. He died in Hartford, Conn., March 16, 1870.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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