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William Young Warren Ripley

Date of birth: December 31, 1832
Date of death: December 16, 1905
Burial location: Rutland, Vermont
Place of Birth: Vermont, Middlebury
Home of record: Rutland Vermont


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel William Young Warren Ripley, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 July 1862, while serving with 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, in action at Malvern Hill, Virginia. At a critical moment Lieutenant Colonel Ripley brought up two regiments, which he led against the enemy himself, being severely wounded.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 11, 1893

Action Date: July 1, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Division: 1st U.S. Sharpshooters