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Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley

 
 
Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
1. Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley Marker
The quotes on the front and back of the monument are from a poem which honors Gen. Ripley, written by Henry Timrod, the “Laureate of the Confederacy”.
Inscription.
“Rich in red honors, that upon him lie
as lightly as the summer dews
fall where he won his fame beneath the sky
of tropic Vera Cruz”

In memory of
Brig.-Gen. R. S. Ripley, C.S.A.
Born at Worthington, Ohio, 14th March 1823.
Graduated at West Point   1843
Died   29th March 1887

( Left Side : )
1846-48
Monterey
Vera Cruz
Cerro Gordo
Contreras
Churubusco
Chapultepec
City of Mexico

( Right Side : )
1861-65
Defence
of
Charleston Harbor
Seven Pines
Malvern Hill
2nd Manassas
Sharpsburg

( Back of Monument : )
Gay Chieftain! on the crimson rolls of Fame
Thy deeds are written with the sword;
But there are gentler thoughts which, with thy name,
Thy country’s page shall hoard.
In recognition of his military skill
and his
devoted services in the defence of Charleston Harbor
1861-65

 
Location. 32° 49.016′ N, 79° 56.722′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Cunnington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in Magnolia Cemetery, north of the lake. Marker is in this post office area: North Charleston SC 29405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
2. Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers Ground (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Carolina Generals Memorial (about 500 feet away); Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away); Defense of Charleston Harbor Memorial (about 600 feet away); Charleston Light Dragoons (about 600 feet away); Jenkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irish Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); German Confederate Soldier's Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in North Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Roswell S. Ripley. Civil War in the East website. (Submitted on August 22, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
3. Right Side of Monument
Left and Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2013
4. Left and Back of Monument
Brig. Gen. Roswell Sabine Ripley image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, August 3, 2013
5. Brig. Gen. Roswell Sabine Ripley
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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