1173……(Born O.)                     Roswell S. Ripley                      (Ap’d N. Y.)…………7

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1843.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1843-44, -- Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1844, -- and Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1844-45; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Sep. 20, 1845, to Jan.

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 26, 1846)

17, 1846; on Coast Survey, Jan. 24 to May 19, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco,

(Bvt. Captain, Apr. 18, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, -- Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, -- Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico,

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 13, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

Sep. 13-14, 1847, -- and as Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Pillow, Aug. 6, 1847, to July 20, 1848; on leave of absence, 1848-49, while preparing a “History of the War with Mexico,” published in 1849; in Florida Hostilities against he Seminole Indians, 1849-50; and in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1850-51, -- Ft. Monroe, Va., 1851, -- and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1852-53.

Resigned, Mar. 2, 1853.

          Civil History. – Unknown

          Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.

          Civil History. – Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Died, Mar. 26, 1887, at New York City:  Aged 64.

 


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