North Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley
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 : )
City of Mexico
( Right Side : )
( 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
devoted services in the defence of Charleston Harbor
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. Touch 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. 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Sites • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.