Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Commanding Oﬃcer's House
Ripley's opponents labeled his new residence a "magnificent mansion,” fueling the controversies that bedeviled him during his entire term at Springfield Armory. He became the subject of various investigations, leading finally to a military court of inquiry. Among the charges were extravagance and waste of government funds for building this house, but in the end he was completely exonerated.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 42° 6.46′ N, 72° 34.951′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker can be reached from State Street. Click for map. The marker is beside the walkway leading to the Commanding Officer's House just behind the Main Arsenal building, Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield MA 01105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Master Armorer's House (a few steps from this marker); Hay Road Main Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); Armory Fence (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shays’ Rebellion (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hessian Encampment (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. Springfield Armory National Historic Site. (Submitted on June 11, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Brevet Brigadier General James W. Ripley. A biography hosted by the United States Army Ordnance Corps and School. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Additional keywords. Springfield Armory Springfield Arsenal Ripley
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