Age: 18, credited to Shrewsbury, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 2/10/62, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. I, 7th VT INF, injured 9/10/63, d/accident 9/20/63 (right arm blown off and other injuries)
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Birth: abt 1844, Shrewsbury, VT
Burial: Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 1121088
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Harriet, 2/19/1864
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Barrancas National Cemetery, FL
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ROBERT RIPLEY, son of Mr. Jesse and Mrs. Harriet Ripley, of Shrewsbury, died at Camp Robert, Barrancas, Fla., Sept 28, 1863, aged 18 years. He was a member of Co. I. 7th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, and died of injuries received by the bursting of a canon, while engaged in regular target practice. For ten days he bore his sufferings with heroic fortitude, and died in peace and resignation. He had many friends --- was highly spoken of by all, and very much sympathy was felt for him in his Regiment.
In memory lives the Patriot youth,
All honor to so dear a name
Who die for Freedom, Right, and Truth,
Shall shine upon the scroll of Fame.
Our Fathers fought and Freedom won,
Forever their names renowned,
The fight renewed, with sire, the son
Shall be with brightest glories crowned.
See on our Country's altar laid
The young, the strong, the true, the brave;
A costly sacrifice is made,
Our suffering Nation's life to save.
* By Rev. H. Eastman, Methodist Pastor, at the time, in Shrewsbury.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:1129
Submitted By Deanna French.