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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ripley, Eleazar Wheelock 1782- (search)
Ripley, Eleazar Wheelock 1782- Military officer; born in Hanover, N. H., April 15, 1782; was a nephew of President Wheelock, of Dartmouth College; studied and practised law in Portland; was in the legislature of Massachusetts, and was chosen speaker of the Assembly in 1812. He was also State Senator. In March, 1813, he was appointed colonel of the 21st Infantry. He was active on the Northern frontier until appointed brigadier-general in the spring of 1814, when he took part in the even814, when he took part in the events on the Niagara frontier. For his services during that campaign he received from Congress the brevet of major-general and a gold medal. General Ripley left the army in 1820; practised law in Louisiana; was a member of the State Senate; and was a member of Congress from 1834 till his death in West Feliciana, La., March 2, 1839. He was wounded in the battle at York, and in the sortie at Fort Erie he was shot through the neck. These wounds caused his death.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Bill to incorporate the Bank of the United States is vetoed by President Madison......Jan. 30, 1815 Treaty of peace reaches New York in the British sloop-of-war Favorite......Feb. 11, 1815 It is ratified......Feb. 17, 1815 Army reduced to a peace footing of 10,000 men, two major-generals, and four brigadier-generals......March 3, 1815 [The major-generals were Jacob Brown and Andrew Jackson; the brigadier-generals were Winfield Scott, Edmund Gaines, Alexander Macomb, and Eleazar W. Ripley.] Non-intercourse and non-importation acts repealed......March 3, 1815 United States declares war against Algiers......March 3, 1815 Thirteenth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1815 General Jackson, at New Orleans, is fined $1,000 for contempt of court......March 31, 1815 American prisoners of war at Dartmoor, England, are fired upon by prison guards; five killed and thirty-three wounded, two mortally......April 6, 1815 Commodore Decatur sails from New York for Algier