Worthington in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brigadier General Roswell Sabin Ripley, CSA
Erected 2004 by The Sons of Confederate Veterans, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 81-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 623 N High St, Columbus OH 43085, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worthington Masonic Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); James Kilbourne / Worthington Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Worthington Historic District (about 700 feet away); Veterans Fountain (about 700 feet away); Saint John's Church of Worthington and Parts Adjacent / Church and Graveyard (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bicentennial Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eclectic Medical College (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Worthington.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. (Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley's monument and grave marker)
Also see . . .
1. Brigadier General Roswell S. Ripley Monument.
2. Biographical Essay about Gen. Ripley.
1. The Ripleys... A House Divided
As indicated on the marker, Roswell Sabin Ripley served in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. His uncle, James Wolfe Ripley, on the other hand served the Union army. In fact, While Roswell was known as the “Defender of Charleston, SC,” his older uncle had commanded Federal forces at Charleston during the Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 (which was nearly the outbreak of the Civil War some 30 years before the actual event). James Ripley, being too old for field duty, served most of the war as Chief of Ordnance, in charge of artillery and shell production. His insistence on the production of rifled cannon, any rifled cannon, in the early parts of the war ensured Federal forces had a decisive technological edge over their Southern counterparts by mid-war.
Categories. • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil •
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