James Wolfe Ripley Photo

James Wolfe Ripley

Born: Dec 10, 1794

Death: Mar 16, 1870

Birthplace: Windham County

Nationality: United States

James Wolfe Ripley

Date of Birth : Dec 10, 1794
Date of Death : Mar 16, 1870
Birth Place : Windham County

James Wolfe Ripley was an American soldier, serving as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was instrumental in the early days of the war in modernizing the artillery's ordnance. However, Ripley also delayed the introduction of repeating rifles into U.S. arsenals, an act that has been widely criticized by later historians.

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