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Mendon in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Edward Hastings Ripley

November 11, 1839 - September 14, 1915

 
 
Edward Hastings Ripley image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 10, 2017
1. Edward Hastings Ripley
Inscription. Born in Rutland, Ripley enlisted in the 9th Vermont in 1862 and fought at Harper’s Ferry, Chaffin’s Farm and Second Fair Oaks. As brigade commander of the Army of the James, the general led the first Union troops into the Confederate capitol of Richmond on April 3, 1865, restoring order and extinguishing fires that threatened the city. Ripley warned Abraham Lincoln of an assassination plot two days before the president’s death.

After the Civil War, Ripley had an estate and horse farm in Mendon, with interests in banking, marble and hotels. He donated land for the town hall and represented Mendon in the state legislature. His warhorse Old John is buried at the inscribed stone near the old sugarhouse.
 
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 39.013′ N, 72° 55.683′ W. Marker is in Mendon, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 4 and Esquiline Parkway, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 4. Touch for map. Located in the Maple Sugar & Vermont Spice parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 US-4, Rutland VT 05701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Vincent (approx.
Edward Hastings Ripley marker seen from road image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 10, 2017
2. Edward Hastings Ripley marker seen from road
2.1 miles away); Martin Henry Freeman (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fort Rutland Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); John Deere (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old State House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Green Mountain Boys (approx. 3.7 miles away); Rutland World War I Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Korea War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Edward H. Ripley. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 11, 2017.) 

2. Edward Hastings Ripley. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Submitted on May 11, 2017.) 
 
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Edward Hastings Ripley's Horse's Stone image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 10, 2017
3. Edward Hastings Ripley's Horse's Stone
Carved into the stone, "The grave of General Edw. H. Ripley's Old John a gallant war horse of the great Civil War 1861-1865"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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