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Ripley in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Ripley / Camp Ammen

1861–1864

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
1. Camp Ripley face of marker
Inscription.  With news of hostilities at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, Ripley men formed one of Ohio’s first military units and established Camp Ripley on what was the 12-acre Ripley Fairgrounds. Chosen as Captain was West Point graduate Jacob Ammen. His unit would be a saving force for Ulysses S. Grant’s troops at Pittsburg Landing raising him to the rank of Brigadier General. Soon barns and buildings became military quarters, and tents dotted the landscape from William Street to Maplewood Cemetery. Camp Ripley, also known as Camp Ammen, served as a regional mustering point and military drilling location. Ripley gained distinction as being the only town in the United States to have soldier’s organizationd fighting from the Rocky Mountain to the Atlantic Ocean.

Soldiers who mustered and trained here served in these units: 7th Regiment, Company E, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry • First Regiment, Company E, Battery F, Ohio Light Artillery • 12th Regiment, Company H, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) • 34th Regiment, Company B, OVI • 70th Regiment, Company A, OVI • 188th Regiment, Company K, OVI • 10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (USA) • 100th Regiment,
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
2. Camp Ammen face of marker
Massachusetts Infantry • 59th Regiment, OVI • 89th Regiment, OVI • 91st Regiment, OVI • 16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (USA) • U. S. Navy, River Gunboat Service
 
Erected 2001 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Ripley Heritage, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 44.24′ N, 83° 50.404′ W. Marker is in Ripley, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is on South Second Street (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling west. It is at the Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 S 2nd St, Ripley OH 45167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery F Ripley / Ripley Cannon (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Squirrel Hunters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Liberty Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ripley and the Ohio River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of the Home of Senator Alexander Campbell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Doctor Beasley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mr. Thomas Kirker (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eliza’s Tale (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
3. Camp Ripley / Camp Ammen Marker
War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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