RIPLEY, WILLIAM Y. W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Lieutenant Colonel, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters. Place and date: At Malvern Hill, Va., 1 July 1862.

Entered service at:   Rutland, Vt.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   11 March 1893.

Citation:   At a critical moment brought up two regiments, which he led against the enemy himself, being severely wounded.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)