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1. L. H. Bedell Albany, NY

2. C. B. Paterson Rutland

3. J. T. Gorham No 5 Washington St Rutland

4. P. Johnson Rutland

5. Geo W. Woodhouse Rutland

6. H. Barney Rutland

7. Wm Y. W. Ripley Cent Rutland Major General William Young Warren Ripley (1832 1905) Major General, Vermont Militia & Lt Colonel U. S. Army; Commander Company K, Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment and Commander 1st Division, Vermont Militia; Participated in the battles of Big Bethel and Maven Hill During the American Civil War; Received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Maven Hill
The citation reads:
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
After the war General Ripley returned to his family's Marble business with his Brother Edward as Ripley Sons. Served on the Board of Directors and was President of Rutland County National Bank. President of the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers, Active in the Military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, The Grand Army of the Republic, and the Medal of Honor Legion.
Delegate to the 1868 Republican Convention, Presidential Elector in 1880, casting his vote for the Garfield and Arthur Ticket. Mayor of the City of Rutland, 1899 1900. Author of 1883's Vermont Riflemen in the War for the Union; Brother of Brevet Brigadier General Edward H. Ripley; Son of William Young Ripley

8. J. Smith Hanover, Nh

9. E. Smith - Do

10. L. Simmons - Do

11. T. H. Walker Salem

12. Sidney Brown Whitehall (1816 1868)

13. M. Dibble Rutland

14. Geo Thrall Rutland

15. John S. Howe Burlington

16. B. B. Small Burlington

17. James P. Kehoe Rutland, Vt

18. J. S. Millard

19. William J. Cain Rutland Captain William Jesse Cain (1835 1879) from the Rutland Daily Herald & Globe, Jan. 18, 1879:
The subject of this notice, Capt. Wm. J. Cain, son of John and Mary B. Cain, of this town, was born March 26, 1835. Aside from a common school education, he pursued his studies at the academies in Rutland and Poultney, in this State, and at Andover, Massachusetts, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and other places.
At the breaking out of the civil war he studied law in the office of Messrs. Prout & Dunton, in this place. He accompanied the Second Vermont regiment to the field as quartermaster-sergeant in 1861; was in the battles of the first "Bull Run"; resigned his position and enlisted as a private in the United States Light Artillery in 1862; was with General Pleasanton's advance just after the battle of Antietam; participated in the battle of Fredericksburg, after which he received a commission as second lieutenant in the Third Regular Cavalry in February, 1863; was promoted to first lieutenant October 9, 1865; served on General Sherman's staff, and later on the staff of both General Logan and General Harrow; was in the battle of Chattanooga, South Mountain, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta; was at the side of the gallant General McPherson, in advance of our army, when the General was shot down by a rebel sharp shooter, and was promoted to Captain by brevet, for meritorious services, March 18, 1865.
Since the termination of the war he was stationed at Memphis, Tenn., Little Rock and Fort Smith, Ark., and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1867 he had command of a cavalry escort to General Wright's surveying party from Ft. Logan, Colorado, through New Mexico and Arizona to

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