Eleazar W. Ripley

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Eleazar Wheelock Ripley (1782-1839) - Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, 15 Apr 1782. Died on 2 Mar 1839 in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

A Brigadier General and congressman who distinguished himself in the War of 1812. Graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire in 1800. He was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature from 1810 to 1812. During the War of 1812 he served in the attack on York (now Toronto), Canada, and commanded a brigade under General Brown on the Niagara frontier, fighting at Chippewa and Niagara. He was prominent in defense of Fort Erie. Fort Ripley (1), Minnesota bears his name.

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