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[loose newspaper clipping including engraving of Ripley]
THE LATE GENERAL R. S. RIPLEY.
      {FROM A PHOTOGRAPH BY MORA.}

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        GENERAL ROSWELL S. RIPLEY.
	                    
  General Roswell S. Ripley, who died suddenly
at the New York Hotel on Tuesday morning, and
whose portrait appears in to-day s GRAPHIC, was a
native of Ohio and was born in 1824.  He received
an appointment to West Point and graduated from
that institution in the class of  43.  He received his
commission as Second Lieutenant of Artillery in
the same year.  He did gallant service in the Mexi-
can war and was breveted Major for his bravery at
the storming of Chapultepac.  He sent in his
resignation as an officer in the regular army in
1853 and settled down in Charleston, S. C., going
into business.  He wrote and published a  His-

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tory of the War with Mexico.   At the breaking
out of the Rebellion he was an enthusiastic South-
erner, and was one of the first volunteers
in the Confederate Army.  He served
under Beauregard at the bombardment of
Fort Sumter and was commissioned a
Brigadier General.  At Antietam he was wounded
and incapacitated from active service.  At the
end of the war he settled down to business again
and gained a competence.  Of late years he has
spent most of his time in New York, and was a 
regular guest of the New York Hotel.  He was
well known and generally liked by the Southern
colony in the city and by the many Southern
men who stay at the hotel.  He leaves a wife and
two grown-up daughters in Charleston.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page two hundred and eighteen
Description:Obituary and engraving of General R.S. Ripley.
Subject:Battle of Antietam (Md.); Beauregard, P.G.T.; Civil War; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mexican War; Obituaries; Ripley, R.S.
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, South Carolina
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.