Edward Hastings Ripley

Edward Hastings Ripley (HM1Y90)

Location: Killington, VT 05751 Rutland County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 39.013', W 72° 55.683'

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November 11, 1839 - September 14, 1915

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.
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HM NumberHM1Y90
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 667091 N 4835110
Decimal Degrees43.65021667, -72.92805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 39.013', W 72° 55.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 39' 0.78" N, 72° 55' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40 US-4, Killington VT 05751, US
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